Many times driving in the rush hour traffic of the San Francisco Bay Area can be boring or repetitive. Every once and a while you pass something out of the ordinary that’s up close and personal that can be captured using a Canon 15mm Fisheye lens. All these photos in this gallery were made with a Canon digital camera and the previously mentioned 15mm Canon lens.
All the images were captured with Canon cameras using the RAW format. To create the photos seen in this gallery, all of the images were processed with Aurora HDR software to bring out more of the detail and pop the colors. Many of the images were captured using fill flash from a Canon flash. The advantage of using the Canon flash is that I was able to use the high speed flash feature, and photographed some of the pictures with flash sync up to 1/1600 of a second.
Sometimes something a simple as a fishing boat passing by makes a nice capture.
The traffic slows down and you start to crawl along the freeway for miles. You wonder was there an accident, or just somebody getting a ticket and everybody really needed to slow down and see that. This wasn’t one of those occasions.
Not every photo in this collection was made while on the highways or interstates, this wide load pipe was taken while parked in a Rest Area along Interstate 5.
You should not attempt a photo such as this unless you are a professional.
While most of the photos included on this page were taken on the highways and interstates of California, this large Orange construction forklift was made just down the street from my home. The rest of our subdivision was being built, and there were construction vehicles parked on the streets. I would estimate I was traveling at about 5 mph, and used a slow shutter along with fill flash to show motion when there wasn’t really much.
A slow shutter speed and twilight make this photo of passing through the toll booths on the Golden Gate bridge look magical.
This image wasn’t planned at all. In fact, this image was pretty much a mistake. I can’t quite remember the sequence of events, but the image wasn’t to be made of the inside of my truck. So the shutter was open for several seconds, and then the fill flash fired on the second curtain of the camera.