Cable Car, Cool People and Lefty’s

SONY NEX-5 (16mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO200)

San Francisco is a great town. I don’t know why I haven’t visited this place earlier in my life. I loved San Francisco when I was a kid. And it wasn’t only me. In the 70s they had “The Streets of San Francisco” on TV. I was too young and not allowed to watch it but I did. I ask to keep the door to my room open because I can not sleep in darkness. Then I stood up from bed, hided behind the door and watched it.

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Wide Views of a Wide Country

NEX-5 (22mm, f/13, 1/320 sec, ISO200)

During the 3 weeks trip through the South West of the USA I got the opportunity to “test” the panorama-mode of the Sony NEX 5. Really wide landscapes are always a problem if you want to capture it in a single image.

The angle of view is to small and the sensor is unable to deal with the the contrast but the biggest difference is simple that if you are there you can take a look around. Continue reading

Cannery Row Today!

NEX-5 (23mm, f/4, 1/20 sec, ISO3200)
There were some big canning factories long time ago. It all started in the early 19th century when Italian fisherman cam to Monterey and started fishing sardines. Within a couple of years Monterey became the sardine capital of the world. How do I know such a thing? Continue reading

Good Food after Horrible Whale Watching

NEX-5 (18mm, f/4.5, 1/40 sec, ISO200)

Today was my third and pretty sure last whale watching trip. First was in Canada 2001 for orcas. We have seen orcas but they were far away and the trip was long and it was biting cold. Second was pilot whales at Tenerife. They looked more like big, slow dolphins. But the worst one was here in Monterey for humpback whales. Continue reading