Going back through my archives and posting about some of my photo outings has been a very insightful process thus far. This photo marks the beginning of my love affair with the city of San Francisco. I never really bothered with it until I started looking at it through the lens and the eye of a photographer. It is indeed a treasure trove of beautiful sights and scenes – enough to keep anyone busy for years to come. Since this shot, I have visited the city countless times and logged thousands of miles and hundreds of hours just exploring the entire SF Bay Area. It is here that I truly began to appreciate the journey I began years ago when I started taking photography serious.
This shot was taken with my 7D and EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens with a circular polariser. Some folks like to say you can’t do landscapes with an APS-C (crop) body. I think they’re just using using the wrong lens for the job. This lens is amazing, a perfect match for the 7D and second only to the best of Canon’s L-lenses in optical performance and image stabilization.