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Five | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Five | G Dan Mitchell Photography Stenciled numbers on a weathered wall next to a roll-up door.Double-Five. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Stenciled numbers on a weathered wall next to a roll-up door.Weathered, decaying subjects and subjects with strong patterns attract me, and this one works on both counts. I photographed it a few years ago while wandering around in San Francisco and poking my camera into odd little corners and alleys. This is in a…

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Green River Canyon | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Green River Canyon | G Dan Mitchell Photography A hazy evening overlooking the Green River Canyon as sunset.Green River Canyon. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A hazy evening overlooking the Green River Canyon at sunset.The story of this photograph — and this version of the image — is a bit involved for the usual two-paragraph post, but here goes. The first part concerns the fact that this is not a new photograph, but that I created and shared…

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Towers, Windows, Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Towers, Windows, Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography Arches National Park towers and windows, backed by distant mountains in morning haze.Towers, Windows, Mountains. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Arches National Park towers and windows, backed by distant mountains in morning haze.The first time I visited Arches National Park, I was intentionally almost completely ignorant of the place. I had sort of connected it with Edward Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire,” but only as a sort of vague background…

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Fractured Sandstone Cliff, Plants | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Fractured Sandstone Cliff, Plants | G Dan Mitchell Photography Plants grow in cracks in a sandstone cliff, Zion Naitonal Park.Fractured Sandstone Cliff, Plants. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Plants grow in cracks in a sandstone cliff, Zion Naitonal Park.One unanticipated result of the pandemic restrictions on travel has been that I’ve had plenty of time to start digging through my archive of photographs made over the years. In some cases I have “discovered” photograph files that…

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Three Sisters, Sheep Rock | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Three Sisters, Sheep Rock | G Dan Mitchell Photography The Three Sisters, Sheep Rock, and other red rock formations, Arches National Park.Three Sisters, Sheep Rock. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.The Three Sisters, Sheep Rock, and other red rock formations, Arches National Park.There are so many things bound up in photographs like this one that it would be possible to write a book about it. This was my first visit to this landscape and, as such,…

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Snag, Red Rock | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Snag, Red Rock | G Dan Mitchell Photography An old snag stands in front of a freactured red rock cliff.Snag, Red Rock. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.An old snag stands in front of a freactured red rock cliff.Let me repeat a slightly embarrassing story that I’ve told before. For many years I did not bother to photograph in the Southwest. There are several facets to the explanation. I was something of a Sierra “bigot” —…

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Surf, Rocks, Clearing Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Surf, Rocks, Clearing Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Morning fog begins to clear over rocky islands along the Pacific coast.Surf, Rocks, Clearing Fog. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Morning fog begins to clear over rocky islands along the Pacific coast.One of my habits is, when possible, to head for the Pacific Coast sound of Monterey early in the morning, especially on days when I think that there will be coastal fog and it will likely…

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Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bay – Fine Art Photography Article

Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bay Clouds and fog about Richardson Bay and San Francisco Bay on a winter morning.Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bayv. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds and fog about Richardson Bay and San Francisco Bay on a winter morning.This photograph comes from a late-winter visit to redwoods north of San Francisco — the time of year where the trillium flowers are in bloom and when the approach of spring is evident.…

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Turnstile Structure, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Turnstile Structure, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography An abandoned turnstile structure under security lighting at a closed industrial facility.Turnstile Structure, Night. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.An abandoned turnstile structure under security lighting at a closed industrial facility.This 2012 day was completely full of photography, starting very early in the morning with coastal redwood forest and ending very late with night photography at this old, abandoned industrial facility along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. That…

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An Old Pier, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

An Old Pier, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography Night photograph of the pilings of an old pier reflected in still water.An Old Pier, Night. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Night photograph of the pilings of an old pier reflected in still water.Photographed a few years ago at night in very dim lighting, these old pilings under a ship yard pier were reflected in the smooth water, made even smoother by the effects of a long…

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Shop Windows, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Shop Windows, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography Lights left on for the night in a shop at the Mare Island Naval Ship Yard.Shop Windows, Night. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Lights left on for the night in a shop at the Mare Island Naval Ship Yard.Returning to this photograph a bit more than eight years after I made it, I no longer recall the specifics of the scene — the nature of the work done…

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Redwood Forest Plants | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Redwood Forest Plants | G Dan Mitchell Photography Detail of plants growing on the redwood forest floor.Redwood Forest Plants. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Detail of plants growing on the redwood forest floor.We are perhaps spoiled somewhat here in my part of California. We take redwood forests for granted — both the coastal trees and the sequoias found in a few areas of the Sierra. Because I’ve been around these trees almost all my life, I forget…

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The Back Door | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

The Back Door | G Dan Mitchell Photography The rear entrance to a local market.The Back Door. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.The rear entrance to a local market.So, can we imagine that this is the, uh, “urban wilderness?” It does contains some relatively very wild areas, and there is wildlife of a sort. If you look around carefully enough at the right time you can find a degree of solitude.This is a back entrance to…

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Urban Scene from Pandemia | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Urban Scene from Pandemia | G Dan Mitchell Photography Vehicles and an old house in PendemiaUrban Scene from Pandemia. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Vehicles and an old house in Pendemia.Our world, and welcome to it. For the great majority of us, normal activities have been put on hold, including our regular trips into the natural landscape to make photographs. Some possibilities are opening back up — I’m hoping to visit redwoods and the coast before too…

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Spring Flowers | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Spring Flowers | G Dan Mitchell Photography Spring flowers in the hills of Central California.Spring Flowers. © Copyright 2019 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Spring flowers in the hills of Central California.Back in 2019 we had quite an impressive spring wildflower season in most of California. The quality and number of flowers is extremely precipitation dependent in California — and depending upon the moisture levels we can see a ho-hum season or something the bursts forth is spectacular form,…

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Balloons | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Balloons | G Dan Mitchell Photography Night photography in San FranciscoBalloons. © Copyright 2015 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Night photography in San Francisco.On a summer evening back in 2015 a group of photographers met up on San Francisco for night of street photography. Actually, we began in the very late afternoon, paused for a group dinner before sunset, and then emerged from dinner before dark and began wandering through areas around the Chinatown district, looking for subjects and…

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Winter Desert Evening | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Winter Desert Evening | G Dan Mitchell Photography Evening quiet comes to a wide desert valley in the northern reaches of Death Valley National Park.Winter Desert Evening. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Evening quiet comes to a wide desert valley in the northern reaches of Death Valley National Park.Mostly this scene brings back a memory of utter silence and solitude at the end of a day that had been quite full. I had started far away…

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Geese, Dusk Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Geese, Dusk Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography A group of geese departs into winter dusk sky above California’s Central Valley.Geese, Dusk Sky. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A group of geese departs into winter dusk sky above California’s Central Valley.The endings of these winter days out in the wetlands photographing birds and Central Valley landscapes can be as magical as their beginnings. The ideal morning begins with thick fog that gradually thins as the sun…

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Sunset Through the Copse | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sunset Through the Copse | G Dan Mitchell Photography Winter sun setting beyond a thicket of Central Valley wetland trees.Sunset Through the Copse. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Winter sun setting beyond a thicket of Central Valley wetland trees.My last real photographic expedition (aside from the ongoing neighborhood walks) was to more or less this place. That was more than three months ago now, back on March 13. I recall the trip well. In California we…

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Taking to the Air | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Taking to the Air | G Dan Mitchell Photography A flock of migratory geese takes flight on a foggy winter morning.Taking to the Air. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A flock of migratory geese takes flight on a foggy winter morning.This photograph comes from quite a few years back, so I may be manufacturing what seems like a reasonably clear memory of this morning. Perhaps I’ve experienced so many that they merge into a type rather…

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Rassawek today – Black and White – Black & White Photography Article

Rassawek today – Black and White People are busy. In the fog of current events bad things are happening. Help stop this one, James River Water Authority’s attempt to push the Monacan people out of history… The Army Corps is seeking public comments until midnight tonight, Sunday June 7, 2020 Please write to the Corps and tell them you do not support this project and ask them to choose an alternative pipeline terminus that does not destroy Rassawek.Email your comments…

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