March 30, 2011

Beams, Bricks, Windows, and Doors

While walking the streets in La Paz, Mexico, we took a quick stroll through a courtyard in front of a museum.  It was a beautiful old building with white stucco walls, massive beams, intricate wood carving, and red bricks.  We were there in the middle of the day, so the lighting was pretty harsh.  I did manage to get a few decent shots that were in the shaded areas of the courtyard.  After fiddling around with these, I decided I preferred them in black and white.  What do you think?

Images were created with the Canon 7D and the Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS lens.

March 28, 2011


While wandering the tourist shops in Mexico, we came across shop after shop that sold jewelry.  As you can imagine I was drawn in by the patterns, shapes, and colors.  I could have spent hours there with my macro lens on the 5D, my cable release, my tripod, and a ring light.  Reality was that I had to grab some quick shots or risk getting left behind.

Images were created using the Canon 7D and the Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS lens.

Macro Monday #13

1/250 Sec - f/6.3 - ISO 200 - 67mm
Canon 7D - Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS

March 27, 2011

Night Time On The Ship

While on our cruise, I was able to spend some time wandering the ship at night.  It was nice to be able to wander without all of the crowds of people.  I pretty much had the place to myself, however, if you look closely, you'll see the ghosts of a couple that walked through one of my exposures.

Images were created with the Canon 7D and the Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.  Manfrotto tripod and Canon Cable Release were also used.

March 26, 2011

The View From The Boat

A few random, not-so-typical, images of the view from the boat.

Images created with the Canon 7D and Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS.

March 25, 2011

Room With A View

The view from our hotel room in San Diego.

Canon 7D - Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens

March 23, 2011

The Kitchen

While on our cruise, I had the opportunity to go on a tour of the main kitchen.  We met in the main dining room for a Q & A with the Maitre'D.  He talked about the 19 tons of food that were loaded on the boat for the trip and the ridiculous number of meals that were prepared. We were then lead on a tour through the kitchen.  It was pretty cool to see how they had crammed things into every possible square inch.  About half way through the tour, while I was deeply engrossed in making images, the lady behind me tapped me on the shoulder.  When I turned around, she said "What are you taking pictures of?"  I told her I was just taking pictures of the kitchen.  She then asked if I was shooting for a documentary.  I told her I was just taking pictures.  Her response was "Well, those are gonna be some pretty strange pictures!"  Too funny.

Images were made with the Canon 7D and the Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 lens.