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Our Glacial Perspectives, Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Public Artwork On A Snow-Covered Mountain – Fine Art Photography Article

Our Glacial Perspectives, Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Public Artwork On A Snow-Covered Mountain The artwork begins with a path leading along the mountain’s glacial-carved ridge. Gates are spaced at intervals that correspond in scale to the durations of the Earth’s ice ages, thereby marking “a deep-time timeline of our planet, of ice, and of the environment,” explains a statement from the studio. At the end of the path is a pavilion made from multiple steel and glass rings that contain a…

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Leaves in Rain | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Leaves in Rain | G Dan Mitchell Photography Leaves in rain, Portland, Oregon.Leaves in Rain. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Leaves in rain, Portland, Oregon.Californians have been dealing with strange weather patterns for more than a decade now — a five-year drought, a few years of way above average rainfall, and then the current season that has been almost completely rainless up until now. As I write this the pendulum is apparently about the swing the other…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography An email drops into my inbox, from a company that used to run a photography competition, to tell me about the exciting new competition they’re now launching! To be honest, my heart sinks. It just feels cynical at this point. The addition of each new competition slowly degrades the prestige of those already in existence, in a race to the bottom. And lets face it, half the photographers on social media now feature…

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Point Reyes, Clearing Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Point Reyes, Clearing Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Morning fog clears aove the hills and bays of Point Reyes National Seashore.Point Reyes, Clearing Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Morning fog clears aove the hills and bays of Point Reyes National Seashore.Living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Point Reyes National Seashore is merely a longish day trip for me. I haven’t been there since the onset of the pandemic, but in more…

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

Spring Flow | G Dan Mitchell Photography Rushing spring water and reflections, Merced River.Spring Flow. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Rushing spring water and reflections, Merced River.For a place made of stone, the Sierra is a surprising transitory scene. Summer is brief, and wildflowers bloom and are soon gone. Color comes to aspens in the fall and is gone weeks later. Spring is the time of rushing water in the Sierra, from the high country to…

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A Visit to Cave-in-Rock: Notorious Lair of River Pirates and Outlaws – Fine Art Photography Article

A Visit to Cave-in-Rock: Notorious Lair of River Pirates and Outlaws Cave-in-Rock, Illinois was once home to pirate gangs, highwaymen, counterfeiters, and the Harpe Brothers — America’s first serial killers In the video below, we walk around and into the Cave-In-Rock. We also walk onto the bluffs above, where the notorious Harpe Brothers stripped their victims naked and pushed them over the edge of the bluffs. Scroll down for more history of this fascinating place. Watch: Visit to and inside…

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Forest and Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Forest and Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Sunlight begins to thin the morning fog in a Monterey Peninsula forest.Forest and Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Sunlight begins to thin the morning fog in a Monterey Peninsula forest.Today we visit the California coast below the Monterey Peninsula, at the Point Lobos State Reserve. (That is the actual name, though many of us casually refer to it as a state “park.”) I have gone to this…

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Finally getting out to take some photos – Fine Art Photography Article

Finally getting out to take some photos It really has been strange this last year, but finally getting out to take some photos was so good. First time in over a year. Last Tuesday my friend Chris and I went to Point Lonsdale. Coronavirus made it hard to get out With Coronvirus going out to take photos has been really hard. We spent 4 to 5 months in lockdown last year, but now we are being allowed to move around…

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How Dangerous are America’s National Parks? – Fine Art Photography Article

How Dangerous are America’s National Parks? New study by Outforia lists the U.S. most dangerous national parks Stats and infographics in this post are used with permission. See the full Outforia report here. As a landscape photographer, I spend a lot of time in parks of all kinds, including national parks. I love a good hike in a beautiful place, but I’m not an extreme outdoorsman nor do I care to stand on a high precipice to capture a risky…

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Sandstorm Rising | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sandstorm Rising | G Dan Mitchell Photography Clouds from a desert sandstorm rise above Death Valley National Park sand dunes.Sandstorm Rising. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds from a desert sandstorm rise above Death Valley National Park sand dunes.Today I am sharing yet another of the Death Valley photographs from my spring 2013 visit when, among other things, I had a couple of opportunities to photograph in sandstorm conditions. Like many photographers I tend to photograph…

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Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography A Death Valley sandstorm builds above sand dunes, obscuring distant desert mountains.Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A Death Valley sandstorm builds above sand dunes, obscuring distant desert mountains.Once again I am discovering how many promising photographs get left behind when I first assess them shortly after making the photographs… and how valuable it is to revisit the original files later on. I typically…

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Lockdown wanderings: Tracks and Traces. – Fine Art Photography Article

Lockdown wanderings: Tracks and Traces. Almost a year into the Covid crisis, (though it feels like 5 years), and we are in lockdown again here in leafy Oxfordshire.  We are permitted to take exercise outside of our homes once a day, so I go for a walk as often as I can.  These walks are a great chance to look closer at my area than in normal times, and one thing that struck me was the number of traces of…

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Abandoned | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Abandoned | G Dan Mitchell Photography Abandoned vehicles at a desert mining site.Abandoned. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Abandoned vehicles at a desert mining site.When you travel even a bit in the desert landscape (at least the California version that I know) you will invariably come across all kinds of evidence that you are not the first visitor. The original residents left behind fragile, compelling, and sometimes beautiful evidence in the form of rock art. (If…

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Look | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Look | G Dan Mitchell Photography A “LOOK” sign at a light rail crossing.Look. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A “LOOK” sign at a light rail crossing.It seems to me that few photographers are able to resist at least occasionally photographing signs that catch their attention. (Not everyone will admit to it though!) I’m pretty sure I recall that my father collected them, and I’ve done it fitfully for decades. (Many years ago I was an…

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Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography Distant mountains are barely visible beyond sandstorm clouds and desert dunes.Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Distant mountains are barely visible beyond sandstorm clouds and desert dunes.This was not the most intense sandstorm I have experienced and photographed — I have some interesting stories about those! — but it was a pretty good one. Driving down the east side of Death Valley near the turnoff to…

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Sand Dune Plants, Evening | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sand Dune Plants, Evening | G Dan Mitchell Photography Low plants eke out an existence on Death Valley sand dunes.Sand Dune Plants, Evening. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Low plants eke out an existence on Death Valley sand dunes.Since travel to places as distant as Death Valley National Park is off the table right now, I’m vicariously experiencing one of my favorite places to be in the winter by reviewing my raw file archive from a…

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Evening Dunes | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Evening Dunes | G Dan Mitchell Photography Abstract interpretation of sand dunes in evening light.Evening Dunes. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Abstract interpretation of sand dunes in evening light.For this photograph I decided to move further from supposed reality than usual. In my view, no photograph actually portrays “objective reality” accurately. That’s a good thing, and I prefer subjective reality in photographs. In other words, I’m interested not so much in what the photograph claims to…

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Climate Change, Drought, and Water Contamination: The Untold Story of California’s San Joaquin Valley – Fine Art Photography Article

Climate Change, Drought, and Water Contamination: The Untold Story of California’s San Joaquin Valley Photo by @mettelampcov. Jennifer, a mum of three small children, is drying off her three-month-year-old baby, after giving him a bath in Three Rocks, in the San Joaquin valley, California. The water she just bathed her son in is contaminated.  As she is drying her son, she talks about how the water smells bad and tastes awful. The Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 is free to enter and…

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A new video where I’m talking to you – Fine Art Photography Article

A new video where I’m talking to you I’ve been trying to work up to this and I finally did a new video where I’m talking to you. I have revealed myself, so to speak, or my face at least. Perhaps it was time, I don’t know. It was scary to do though. Making a video of myself Over the last few weeks, I’ve been watching videos on how to make videos. It is an interesting thing. I really like…

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Beneath Desert Mountains, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Beneath Desert Mountains, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography Desert mountains and morning light spreading across an alluvial fan.Beneath Desert Mountains, Morning. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Desert mountains and morning light spreading across an alluvial fan.This is more or less where I had hoped to be in January, even up until a couple of months ago. At that time, careful travel into lonely places was still a reasonable option, especially since I stop only for…

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Dunes and Mountains, Rising Dust – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes and Mountains, Rising Dust A desert sandstorm raises towers of dust against a background of rugged mountains obscured by haze.Dunes and Mountains, Rising Dust. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A desert sandstorm raises towers of dust against a background of rugged mountains obscured by haze.Continuing here with the 2013 series of Death Valley National Park photographs and, at the moment, a series of photographs made in and around the edges of a big dust storm…

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Inbetween Pavilion By Pontoatelier Exists For Visitors To Experience Land And Sky – Fine Art Photography Article

Inbetween Pavilion By Pontoatelier Exists For Visitors To Experience Land And Sky The firm is based in the Madeira Islands, a small Portuguese archipelago off the coast of Morocco in West Africa, however the pavilion is located on the nearby island of São Miguel, the biggest island in the Portuguese Azores archipelago. São Miguel is known for its volcanic scenery and immense natural landscapes, two factors that influenced the pavilion’s conception. Situated on the site of an abandoned golf course…

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Flock of Cranes, Tule Fog – Fine Art Photography Article

Flock of Cranes, Tule Fog A flock of lesser sandhill cranes reflected in a pond on a winter morning of tule fog.Flock of Cranes, Tule Fog. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A flock of lesser sandhill cranes reflected in a pond on a winter morning of tule fog.This photograph comes from late last year, a few days before Christmas, when I spent a day photographing birds in the Central Valley of California. I picked a particularly…

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Desert Mountains, Blowing Dust | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Desert Mountains, Blowing Dust | G Dan Mitchell Photography Immense desert mountains partially obscured by blowing dust.Desert Mountains, Blowing Dust. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Immense desert mountains partially obscured by blowing dust.For some reason, this week I seem to be reviewing photographs from Death Valley and many of them want to be monochrome. This is the second in two days. Recently I’ve been thinking about the subject of rugged, desert ridges receding into distant haze,…

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Dunes, Sandstorm | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm | G Dan Mitchell Photography Diffused light and atmosphere as a sandstorm rises above desert dunes.Dunes, Sandstorm. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Diffused light and atmosphere as a sandstorm rises above desert dunes.This photograph comes from a memorable early spring visit to Death Valley National Park back in 2013. (I know… what visit to Death Valley isn’t memorable, right?!) This day brought a fairly big sandstorm to the Valley, and I worked on photographing…

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Winter Sun, Fog, Trees | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Winter Sun, Fog, Trees | G Dan Mitchell Photography Morning sun glows weakly through tule fog to silhouette a grove of winter cottonwood trees.Winter Sun, Fog, Trees. © Copyright 2021 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Morning sun glows weakly through tule fog to silhouette a grove of winter cottonwood trees.This New Year’s Day my photography was supposed to focus on migratory birds, but somehow I ended up with a bunch of landscape photographs! This is a bit ironic, since…

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Building and Los Angeles Sky – Fine Art Photography Article

Building and Los Angeles Sky Southern California sky reflected on the surfaces of a modern tower.Building and Los Angeles Sky. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Southern California sky reflected on the surfaces of a modern tower.Although it seems like it should have been an obvious thing, I recall realizing for the first time that the appearance of modern reflective towers like this one comes more from what is not the building than what is. With the…

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5 Photographers Cope with Anxiety Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic – Fine Art Photography Article

5 Photographers Cope with Anxiety Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic The Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 is free to enter and open for submissions. They’re looking for the human stories behind three urgent health challenges: mental health problems, infectious diseases, and global heating. Lindokuhle’s birthday cake at his girlfriend’s home in Thokoza township, Johannesburg. June 2020. Lindokuhle Sobekwa / Wellcome TrustLindokuhle visits his mother in Tsakane. They had to keep a distance apart, which they found really hard, and it emphasised the…

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Walkway, Arch, and Stairs | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Walkway, Arch, and Stairs | G Dan Mitchell Photography Architectural details at Balboa Park, San DiegoWalkway, Arch, and Stairs. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Architectural details at Balboa Park, San DiegoOne thing that has fascinated me as I’ve spent more time reviewing old files during the pandemic is the variations in how much I recall about the original experience of making the images. In some cases the recollection is so clear that I literally remember almost…

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Meet the Jury: Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Judge Cheriss May – Fine Art Photography Article

Meet the Jury: Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Judge Cheriss May © Cheriss MayAs part of this year’s Emerging Photography Awards, Feature Shoot is offering two major exhibition opportunities to up-and-coming photographers of all genres working across the world. Three to five photographers will show their work at the renowned FORMAT21 Festival, the UK’s leading international contemporary festival of photography, and ten photographers will be selected to be part of a group poster run in select locations around East London. This…

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