I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Shutter Not So Speedy

At this time I would like to give a shout out to my lovely, amazing 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens, mostly to the IS part of the lens. I handheld this image with it, while the shutter speed was 1 second, at f/8. One second! Amazing. With a non-IS lens, if I really pushed it, I could maybe handhold at 1/15 of a second. Maybe. So this lens is magical. And it does not help with my tripod-avoidance-syndrome at all!


  1. Incredible! wonderful motion blur and nice light.

  2. Lovely pic, a second in time is a lovely neat chunk of life.

  3. Was that a Delorian Headed "Back to the Future"?

  4. dang i hate you, i really don't want to have to buy that lens as I hope some day I can go full frame but the more you use it the more i see the need of having it.

    great shot

  5. I'm so sorry, I don't mean to make you hate me. I have similar issues with it being a crop sensor lens, as I am planning to upgrade to a 5D mark II at some point soon. But I think I'll keep a crop body with me just for this one. Because it's amazing.


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