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simply stumped…

Another shot near the Intern Weekend 2012 Lake House in Deep Creek, Maryland!  I decided to go with black and white for this shot because I was just loving what it did for the pattern on the stump and the shadows on the rocks!

Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.  Stay tuned, folks!

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angeles aerial…

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls:  this is it!!!!  The end of the California series!!!  Its been an awesome journey, but as all wonderful journeys must, this one has come to a close.  This last image is a an aerial view of  Los Angeles (obviously snapped from the plane shortly after take-off).  Can we say crowded????  And that highway!!  I can safely say that this view made me appreciate my hometown a bit more.  Now, if only dear Pittsburgh had the Pacific coast nearby…

So, adiós California.  It was grand exploring you and hopefully we shall meet again soon for a whole new set of adventures!


once on this island…

A slightly different vantage point from high above Avalon on Catalina Island, California!  Love it!  I do have one small problem, though.  I just can’t decide if I like it better in black and white or in vivid color!  Which do you prefer?  Vote below!

Of course, taken with the Canon G12!!


wonderful windows of alamo square…

Aaaaand….I’m back!  I’m going to apologize now for the delays that may happen between posts in the future.  I have officially started my emergency medicine residency now and free time (to be used for things other than sleeping and eating) will be a bit more difficult to come by.  🙂

So, today we have another photo taken from Alamo Square in San Francisco!  42 windows in all, categorized into three distinct groupings.  I thought the black and white tones brought out the visual interest in the photo waaaaaay better than in color (which was basically gray).  I hope you think so too!

Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.

Stay tuned for yet more California photos…and soon some photos from the US Virgin Islands!


the rock…

Alcatraz, in Black and White.  Captures the haunting aspect of the island prison.

Alcatraz, in color.  With a seagull!

Alrighty, folks.  If you don’t like this post, I’m going to be forced to send you to Alcatraz and throw away the key!  Just kidding, just kidding.  These photos are pretty self-explanatory.  I unfortunately did not get a chance to visit the prison in my 2-day stay (although I did manage to visit In-n-Out Burger twice…priorities, my friends.  “Animal Style” burger and fries is seriously like crack.  Crack that you can’t get on the East Coast).  But, hey!  I have to leave something to do on my return trip (hmmm…lunch at In-n-Out on the way to Alcatraz?  The burger joint is close to from where the tours leave!)

So, which of these photos do you prefer?  I think I’m leaning towards the black and white version…kind of a throwback to when the prison was in use and accentuates the eeriness of the place.  And if you’re thinking that the photo was taken with the tilt-shift technique…it wasn’t!  I know, it looks like it was, but its just a plain ol’ shot from Pier 39 across the bay.  Guess I lucked out for the bonus effect.  As for the color image, c’mon…that seagull could not have been in a better spot if I could have glued him to the sky!  🙂

So, please vote in my little poll:

Oh!  I almost forgot to state the obvious:  all photos taken with the Canon Powershot G12.  Forget that newfangled G1X that just came out…I love my G12 (and my lenses/underwater housing won’t fit the new version…a very expensive reason to stick with the G12!).  Stay tuned for more of California!

And yes, I mentioned an underwater housing for the G12.  A gracious Christmas present from my family for use in my upcoming trip to St. John, USVI!!!  Eeeeeek!!!!  SO EXCITED!!!!  Can’t wait to share those photos…but first, I need to get there 😉


bridge bolsters…

 

So, in keeping with the Golden Gate Bridge theme, here’s another (and I’m sure there’ll be a couple more as well…)!  Pretty self-explanatory.  This is a shot of the infrastructure of the Bridge, specifically the beginning of the bridge over the Presidio.  It was nicely silhouetted against the sky, so of course I couldn’t resist some taking a few snapshots  🙂

Taken with the Canon Powershot G7 and cropped to give a neat square feel.  C’mon…I gotta change up the shapes every now and then!  Enjoy and stay tuned!


rockin’ rockies…

I almost forgot to post this one first!!!  Obviously, we had to fly over the Rocky Mountains to get to California, but I was beyond excited about this.  See, getting to see a “rocky” mountain (as opposed to the “softer” Appalachians out East) was one of the things on my “Must Eventually Accomplish/See In Life” list.  What better way to start a trip than to tick off an item on that bucket list??  Little did I know that it would be the first of many tick-marks made on this trip!

A little info on the photo:  Taken at 37,000 feet with the maximum zoom on the Canon G12.  I used Adobe Photoshop CS5 to make the photo black and white to bring out all of the detail in the mountains.  A very excellent few hours of flying:  sandwiched between a view of the Rockies and a boyfriend who thought my continuous excited squeals about seeing them were endearing and not annoying.