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Marin Hills Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Marin Hills Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Pacific ocean fog drifts among forested ridges north of San Francisco.Marin Hills Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Pacific ocean fog drifts among forested ridges north of San Francisco.This is a reworking/rethinking of an older photograph from 2013. The previous interpretation was black and white — at that time I was shying away from cloudy, foggy images with a blue cast, but I’ve come to accept and like them…

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Flying Above the Flock | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Flying Above the Flock | G Dan Mitchell Photography Several Ross’s geese in flight above the flock on a foggy morning.Flying Above the Flock. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Several Ross’s geese in flight above the flock on a foggy morning.This photograph looks both backwards and forwards. It is retrospective in the sense that it comes from a season that has already passed and from eight years ago. I don’t recall if I was in this…

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Thinning Tule Fog, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Thinning Tule Fog, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn trees begin to emerge from thinning morning tule fog, Central Valley.Thinning Tule Fog, Morning. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn trees begin to emerge from thinning morning tule fog, Central Valley.As I post this photograph and text it is mid-September, although the post is being queued up for the first day of October. Most of you will see it on October 1. (If you see it…

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Landing in Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Landing in Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Geese land in morning tule fog, California Central Valley.Landing in Fog. © Copyright 20202012G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Geese land in morning tule fog, California Central Valley.Back when I first began photographing this subject, I tended to think of these conditions as being barely worthy of photographing. Challenges abound — it is hard to stop the motion of flying birds when using a long lens in low light, the thick fog…

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Geese in Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Geese in Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Geese feed in a California Central Valley pasture on a foggy morning.Geese in Fog. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Geese feed in a California Central Valley pasture on a foggy morning.As I work my way through the raw file archives from past years — a wonderful exercise in this pandemic-limited times — I don’t just think about the images as photographs. I also recall the experiences of making…

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Ross’s Geese in Flight | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Ross’s Geese in Flight | G Dan Mitchell Photography A large group of Ross’s geese in flight above California’s Central Valley.Ross’s Geese in Flight. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A large group of Ross’s geese in flight above California’s Central Valley.Recently I shared another photograph of Ross’s geese made on the same day as this one. The two photographs could not be more different! I made that other photograph in fading evening light, and I opted…

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Sudden Flight | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sudden Flight | G Dan Mitchell Photography A flock of Ross’s geese takes to the air at the end of the day.Sudden Flight. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A flock of Ross’s geese takes to the air at the end of the day.As an afternoon of migratory autumn/winter migratory bird photography runs on into sunset and then twilight, it is inevitable that there will eventually be too little light to photograph the way I might during…

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Autumn Wetlands | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Wetlands | G Dan Mitchell Photography Late-autumn colors in California Central Valley wetlands.Autumn Wetlands. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Late-autumn colors in California Central Valley wetlands.As I continue my pandemic project of reviewing years of raw files — and discovering and rediscovering all sorts of interesting things — I have now arrived at the very end of 2012. I’m currently working on the final week or so of autumn and above to move into winter and…

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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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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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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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