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

Autumn Forest | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn oak leaves add color to a dark forest scene, Yosemite Valley.Autumn Forest. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn oak leaves add color to a dark forest scene, Yosemite Valley.This seems like an interesting location to me for several reasons. It is in Yosemite Valley, and in a place where many people often stop, park, and get out of their cars to gaze at an iconic feature of this…

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Felix Kiessling’s Taumel Exhibition Explores The Effects Of Urban Materialism Through Art – Fine Art Photography Article

Felix Kiessling’s Taumel Exhibition Explores The Effects Of Urban Materialism Through Art Drawing connections between materials and space, the pieces comprising Kiessling’s exhibition are made from items we encounter in urban areas: in construction sites, public spaces, and buildings we commonly interact with. His two sculptures titled ‘And the world turned silent for a little while Rot/Weiss’; encompass two old steel doors that were crushed by an 800 kilogram concrete weight, painted in red and white respectively. Other works include…

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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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Is Social Media a mug’s game – Fine Art Photography Article

Is Social Media a mug’s game It is a question I’ve been asking this year, really is social media a mug’s game? Is really healthy for us? So many questions really. I can’t help wondering if it is on the way out. I don’t mean all of it, but places like Facebook or Instagram. When we are all concerned about our mental health do platforms like that really help? So many questions? It is something I’ve been asking myself a…

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Fractured Canyon Wall | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Fractured Canyon Wall | G Dan Mitchell Photography Fractured canyon wall detail.Fractured Canyon Wall. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Fractured canyon wall detail.With this photograph I believe I’ll conclude my nostalgic return to photographs from my 2012 autumn visits to Utah. It was a special autumn for my in Utah, as I was able to visit twice for a period adding up to almost a full month. On the second visit I was able to travel…

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Exploring the Historic Ironwork of Charleston (Video) – Fine Art Photography Article

Exploring the Historic Ironwork of Charleston (Video) Photographer Keith Dotson takes us on a walking tour of beautiful, decorative ironwork on mansions, churches, and cemeteries of Charleston Walking around Charleston looking at fancy ironwork In this video, we’ll be walking the streets of Charleston to see amazing  ironwork on historic mansions, buildings, and graveyards. John Rutledge Home In the video, we visit the unbelievably gorgeous John Rutledge House, built in 1763. It was the home of John Rutledge, the very first…

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Sierra Showers | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sierra Showers | G Dan Mitchell Photography Aternoon thundershower clouds reflected in the surface of a raindrop-dappled alpine lake, Kings Canyon National Park.Sierra Showers. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Aternoon thundershower clouds reflected in the surface of a raindrop-dappled alpine lake, Kings Canyon National Park.As I was getting ready to post this photograph I was pondering, as usual, what to write about it. As I considered the focus of what I ended up writing here today…

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Trying to get back into the garden – Fine Art Photography Article

Trying to get back into the garden It is time I think and I am trying to get back into the garden. It is a struggle because I haven’t really done that much in it for years. Quite a few years ago I really got stuck into the garden. We had a massive gum tree in our back yard that we were pretty much forced to get rid of. It was huge and so beautiful. Our neighbours complained and we…

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Greg Miller Has Photographed Recent History’s Most Important Elections. Here’s How He Did It. – Fine Art Photography Article

Greg Miller Has Photographed Recent History’s Most Important Elections. Here’s How He Did It. PS 290, 66th Election District, New York, New York, 2004 Over the last few years, Greg Miller has covered more than half a dozen elections. Since 2004, he’s visited countless polling locations. He’s experienced disappointments and triumphs–as a voter, a citizen, and a witness to history in the making.  Election days are among the hardest subjects Miller could have chosen to photograph; they require permissions and…

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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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I am obsessed with hooks – Fine Art Photography Article

I am obsessed with hooks Really I’m not joking, I really am obsessed with hooks. I have been putting them everywhere. Gotta love obsessions. Really how it happened, well, when I was cleaning out my kitchen I found a packet of 20 brass hooks. No idea when I bought them, or where they came from. Still, it was 20 hooks. You know what I used all of them. I just kept finding places to put them. I am obsessed It…

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LIne of Weakness | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

LIne of Weakness | G Dan Mitchell Photography Three plants find sustenance in a narrow crack in Utah sandstone.LIne of Weakness. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Three plants find sustenance in a narrow crack in Utah sandstone.This small scene was in the bottom of a Southern Utah canyon, where the light was richly saturated as it reflected among red rock walls on its way to the canyon floor. This light virtually glows, and it can be…

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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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The bread I was making before sourdough – Fine Art Photography Article

The bread I was making before sourdough You know before I started making the sourdough bread I did experiment with some no knead bread which was really easy to make. I am unsure of how I first came across it, but it was a revelation really. If you want to make bread, and don’t want to do any kneading, or stuff around with sourdough starters, then this is a good alternative. No Knead Bread It is so easy. You do…

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The Artist Who Escaped New York’s COVID-19 Pandemic Without Leaving Home – Fine Art Photography Article

The Artist Who Escaped New York’s COVID-19 Pandemic Without Leaving Home Quarantine 11 Quarantine 16 When the COVID-19 crisis first hit the United States, New York City became the epicenter for the pandemic. By April 1, a harrowing 5,000 cases were reported every day, forcing the city to shut down en masse. While unrooted transplants and the uber rich fled en masse, spreading the virus across the United States, New Yorkers of all stripes hunkered down to weather through the…

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Cliff Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Cliff Detail | G Dan Mitchell Photography Diverse fractures and surface patterns on the sandstone walls of a Utah canyon.Cliff Detail. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Diverse fractures and surface patterns on the sandstone walls of a Utah canyon.On this late-October day, a cold one in this part of Utah, our little band of photographers took a long drive on a gravel road. Eventually we stopped at an inauspicious pull-out — I don’t recall a sign,…

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Podcast Episode 27: There’s a New Movie in Theaters and it’s about a Photographer! – Fine Art Photography Article

Podcast Episode 27: There’s a New Movie in Theaters and it’s about a Photographer! In this episode of the fine art photography podcast, we discuss the career of Pete Souza, subject of the new Hollywood movie “The Way I See It,” and official White House photographer under two administrations Full transcript of the podcast: In this episode — a major Hollywood movie about two-time White House photographer Pete Souza Hey everybody, Keith Dotson here with the fine art photography podcast, and…

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Recovering Forest | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Recovering Forest | G Dan Mitchell Photography A recenty-burned Yosemite forest shows signs of regeneration.Recovering Forest. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A recenty-burned Yosemite forest shows signs of regeneration.Wildfires have recently been on our minds here on the west coast. In the San Francisco Bay Area the bad fires began about a month ago when an unusual and very active series of electrical storms set off dozens of fires and shrouded the area in smoke. Shortly…

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Welfare Check – LEANNE COLE – Fine Art Photography Article

Welfare Check – LEANNE COLE I thought for today’s post it might be nice to do a welfare check. To see how you are all doing. So how are you? What have you been up to? It is a hard time for many right now. Many of us are scared or nervous about how a pandemic can change our world. Others are struggling because they have lost their jobs and who knows if they will be able to get another…

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Classes Delve into Photography Ethics – Fine Art Photography Article

Classes Delve into Photography Ethics This photograph was taken at the two-day Emotional and Physical Resilience Workshop (2019). It was organized at Blink by Alison Baskerville at ROAAAR, with funding from the IWMF. Our first workshop to place in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Documentary Arts Asia with Ryan Libre (2017). As digital photography radically democratizes the medium, taking it out of the provenance of a once-elite group of imagemakers and gatekeepers, the subject of ethics in photography has come to…

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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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Sunset Bluffs, Pacific Coast | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sunset Bluffs, Pacific Coast | G Dan Mitchell Photography Late-autumn sunset light on California coastal bluffs south of San Francisco.Sunset Bluffs, Pacific Coast. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Late-autumn sunset light on California coastal bluffs south of San Francisco.My recollection of this photograph is that I had gone to the coast between San Francisco and Santa Cruz on this late-autumn evening partially because I had heard that people I knew were meeting up there to photograph…

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Scrolls in cinnamon – LEANNE COLE – Fine Art Photography Article

Scrolls in cinnamon – LEANNE COLE Cinnamon scrolls or rolls is not something that is well known in Australia. Well, not as they do them in the USA. Here you can buy coffee scrolls, or jam or apple ones too, but cinnamon seems to be more a home-baked thing you hear more about from the USA. That’s not to say people here don’t make them, but they aren’t common. My daughter used to make them when she was in high…

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How to Prevent Fog on Your Camera Lens – Fine Art Photography Article

How to Prevent Fog on Your Camera Lens Cold air conditioning + hot, humid weather = foggy lenses with either long delays or ruined photographs A recent trip to the beach near Charleston reminded me what a problem foggy camera lenses can be. In this podcast, we discuss ways to prevent the opportunity for fog to hamper your photography outings. Listen to the fine art photography podcast Products mentioned in this podcast Hydrosorbent Dehumidifier silica gel canisters (Amazon) USB Powered…

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Cliff, Boulders, and Tree | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Cliff, Boulders, and Tree | G Dan Mitchell Photography A solitary tree growing among fallen boulders is dwarfed by a sandstone cliff, Capitol Reef National Park.Cliff, Boulders, and Tree. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A solitary tree growing among fallen boulders is dwarfed by a sandstone cliff, Capitol Reef National Park.Earlier on this late afternoon the had worked our way into an wide accessible sandstone canyon with tall walls, lots of boulders, and trees placed in…

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An Illusory, Infinite Staircase In Japan By Argentinian Artist Leandro Erlich – Fine Art Photography Article

An Illusory, Infinite Staircase In Japan By Argentinian Artist Leandro Erlich The piece is part of the group exhibition ‘The power of things’. This new work is one of Erlich’s numerous installations that seemingly defy the laws of gravity, by warping the everyday function of a staircase. Naturally, a normal staircase is a construction that provides transit between two different areas—in Erlich’s artwork, as the audience begins to interact with it, they are immersed into a physical space with a…

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Arch and Shadows | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Arch and Shadows | G Dan Mitchell Photography A Utah red rock country arch in a shadowed canyon.Arch and Shadows. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A Utah red rock country arch in a shadowed canyon.Sometimes in Southern Utah you might start to feel like improbable features like this are simply everywhere, and you wouldn’t be far from correct. While many are familiar with them from justifiably famous national parks like Zion and Arches, similar features are…

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Video: Landscape Photography on Edisto Island, South Carolina – Fine Art Photography Article

Video: Landscape Photography on Edisto Island, South Carolina In this behind-the-scenes video, fine art photographer Keith Dotson takes us to visit a driftwood beach on Edisto Island, near Charleston Charleston Series, Episode 1 In this video, first in a series about my recent photo trip to Charleston, South Carolina, we visit Edisto Island, where we see a salt marsh, a terrific driftwood beach, and hundreds of beautiful sea shells. Time codes from the video Black and white photographs 16:20 Fish…

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Reusing the kitchen sink – LEANNE COLE – Fine Art Photography Article

Reusing the kitchen sink – LEANNE COLE Okay so maybe not reusing the kitchen sink completely, but I have been thinking about much waste I produce with washing dishes. Continuing on with the discussion a week or so back when I was discussing how I was trying to reduce the amount of waste that we produce. Today I want to talk about the kitchen sink, or rather what I use to wash the dishes. I know I did that blog, Plastic…

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