But our failure has left me pining for an iconic image of my own. We tried Moon over Menlo, to no great effect, despite some trick Photoshop manipulation. A couple other recent essays weren’t even worth publishing.
Last week we happened by the downtown substation of the Menlo Park Fire Department, and witnessed the kind of cheery holiday lights you expect from guys who tend to have some time on their hands. Last week’s expedition was frustrated by a balky lens that rendered every picture in something less than perfect focus.
So we went back this evening, a bit earlier than previously, intent on seeing how the evening sky might work into things. Yesterday was a gloomy day similar to today, but a little color flashed in the sky as the sun was going down.
No color tonight, but a bluish glow and a bright line in the clouds, as well as the rain-slicked streets, helped this atmospheric study of the firehouse. This picture was made ‘old school,’ with a non-image-stabilized lens, using the old photog trick of bracing the camera against a solid object, in this case the window frame of a Ford Escape…