Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Smile of the Week - Léo 29 Months

Canon 17-40mm L - 40mm - f4 - 1/125s - natural light

Portrait of my son Léo taken last weekend in a parc.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

San Francisco - Part 3 - 'Passage'

Canon 17-40mm L - f10 - 1/125s - CP

Today it was a bit foggy in the city. On my way to work I stopped at Pier 14 to take a few pictures of 'Passage', monumental and amazing sculptures representing a mother and child.

The two 30-ft welded sculptures made from recycled metal objects, including horseshoes, herons (and even a kitchen sink :) will remain located at the entrance of the newly opened Pier 14 for another 3 months.

Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito created the sculptures for the Burning Man 2005.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Best Isolation of the Week - Snail

I had quite some fun trying to capture the perfect "escargot" image. This one was taken outside, an hour or so before sunset, with very minimal photoshop work. I used the 17-40mm; this lens is incredibly versatile.

Canon 17-40mm L - 40mm - f16 - 1/160s

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Most Popular Pic of the Week - Clouds

Every week I'll post my most popular picture on Shutterstock. Their new algorithm is actually pretty cool because it takes into account the number of download and the time the picture has been available. This make the most popular result very dynamic across the weeks.

Canon 17-40mm L - 17mm - f7.1 - 1/500s
This picture was taken at 33,000 feet from a business trip between Dallas and San-Francisco, and was my most popular for about a week.

Friday, September 22, 2006

San Francisco - Part 2

Today my destinations were the Financial District and the "Old Ladies".

First I found a neat reflection in a skyscraper on Market St:

Then I biked all the way to Alamo Square to find a spot where I could capture the "Old Ladies", Victorian houses that are some of the most photographed place in SF. Unfortunately one of them was being renovated, so I will be back in about a month and try again...

Thursday, September 21, 2006

San Francisco - Part 1 - Embarcadero Center

Today was a beautiful day in San Francisco, perfect to take pictures. I started early morning on my way to the office with a few building shots from Embarcadero Center:

Some beautiful staircase, my 17-40mm was barely enough to capture everything I wanted to put in the frame.

Then for my lunch break I visited the Hyatt on Embarcadero and took some pretty interesting shots. I did not have a tripod with me so the pictures inside were taken at 800 ISO, but they came up pretty well.

For the following two I was glad to have with me my CP to darken the sky and cut the reflection on the glass:

This is the same one as the first one, in black and white:

Canon 17-40mm L - 17mm - f4.0 - 1/40s - handled

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Welcome to my photography BLOG!

Finally I decided to start my own blog :) This one will be exclusively about photography. Several time a week I'll post pictures and articles that I find interesting.

Shutterstock and other micro stocks have been keeping me very busy these days but it's starting to pay off with on average $1 per picture per month across all sites.

I'm also waiting for my second submission to Alamy to be reviewed... Keeping my finger crossed!