Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011, Day 351 - Tunnel

It had been six months since my last haircut so I made an appointment for this morning.  Unfortunately that meant making a trip downtown and given the time of year and that fact that it is a Saturday I knew parking would be a nightmare.  True to form I ended up parking about six blocks away so on my way I stopped to take some pictures.

Normally I probably would have had my 100mm macro on but I decided it was time that it saw a little spa treatment with Canon so instead I decided to take my trusty 70-200 zoom.  It is a beast of a lens which is why I don't often carry it but it also allows for a much different point-of-view.  Plus, given that the holidays are almost upon us I thought it would be a good choice for some street candids.

This particular shot isn't a candid, it is one of Portland's streetcars.  I love these things not for their utility but for their aesthetic.  Streetcars are very European and I feel like I am transported elsewhere when I see them, especially as they quietly glide down one of the tree-lined streets of Portland's downtown.  The only thing I could have wished for would have been a little bit of fog but I am happy with the results.

Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
200mm, f5.6, 1/400 sec @ 320 ISO

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