I know that there are a lot of photographers in our 2 wheeled community and some have serious equipment like Sharon, Sojourner's Moto Tales (<-- click link). She was intending to start a photoBlog but in the meantime I have been visiting her Flickr site to see her daily pictures - HERE (<-- click link). Back on November 28th she posted a sunset picture taken in a harbor which has motivated me to also take a harbour picture. Of course we have not had any sun but last week we ventured down to Steveston to snap my version
(Steveston harbour in the fog)
Sunday is usually a non riding day and you will find us out and about having brunch on our day of leisure. I was afraid the the warmth of the sun would melt away the fog so I wanted to capture a few more images before we settled down for our meal
(Notice the seagull)
One thing I notice from observing novice photographers is that they favour one eye when taking photos. I have gotten into the habit of shooting with both eyes open so as to notice "things" coming into and out of view. Sometimes you can delay your shutter to allow seagulls to enter your frame, as I did here. I also notice that other people will often walk in front of your camera as you are composing your scene. There is no courtesy anymore. When I see others photographing I pause, or step around . . . or even offer to take their photos . How many times do you press your shutter to find someone has just stepped into your scene. By opening both eyes you are able to notice these things in advance.
I made nearly full use of my 12x zoom for this photo of these four fishing boats. I am using my new Hawaiian Camera. I purchased this to replace my other pocket camera as it has HD video mode 720p30 and records to AVCHD format. We are leaving this weekend for a few days to a warmer land. Since it is freezing down in KW we are going west to Kona, Hi .
There is a restaurant down in Steveston which is renowned for their Seafood chowder. During the winter months we often come down for a meal and a bowl of heart warming soup to take away the chill of the cool air.
During the summer there are crowds of people and it is difficult to find a free table, unlike today. Tables were begging for attention
Where are all the people ? While it is not great for business, it was great for us. The restaurant was empty and we were led to a windowside table overlooking the boardwalk. If you are in the area come down to the Shady Island Bar & Grill for their world famous Seafood Chowder, it is delicious
(mmmm good, I can still taste it)