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Autumn Aspens, Broken Boulders | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspens, Broken Boulders | G Dan Mitchell Photography A group of autumn aspen trees grows in jumbled and rocky Eastern Sierra Nevada terrain.Autumn Aspens, Broken Boulders. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A group of autumn aspen trees grows in jumbled and rocky Eastern Sierra Nevada terrain.Aspen trees frequently grow on what we might regard as less-than-optimal soil and terrain, at least in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. While some manage to find a home in canyon…

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The First-Ever Print Swap Photo Book – Fine Art Photography Article

The First-Ever Print Swap Photo Book At the Lake © Valeria Cammareri (@_soulkitchen_) Winter morning at Yamuna © Ashraful Arefin (@ashrafularefin) Tijuca Forest © Antonio Schubert (@apedrosch) More than three years ago, Feature Shoot launched The Print Swap as a way to connect the global photography community, bring art into people’s homes, and showcase the incredible talent among our readership. Since then, the project has expanded to include hundreds of photographers from around the world, representing every genre and specialty.…

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Cloud Shadows and Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Cloud Shadows and Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Cloud shadows on the surface of the Pacific Ocean off of Point Reyes National Seashore.Cloud Shadows and Fog. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A cloud shadow on the surface of the Pacific Ocean off of Point Reyes National Seashore.This is a rather subtle landscape or seascape photograph, perhaps to the point of minimalism. I made it on a foggy afternoon along the interior of Drakes Bay at…

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Three Aspens, Granite | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Three Aspens, Granite | G Dan Mitchell Photography Three autumn aspen trees standing against a granite wall, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Three Aspens, Granite. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Three autumn aspen trees standing against a granite wall, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Those of us who have spent a lot of time in the Sierra — and the story is similar for other locations — gradually accumulate “personal spots” that might not make much of an impression on others but…

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The BirdLife Australia Photography Awards Celebrates Conservation – Fine Art Photography Article

The BirdLife Australia Photography Awards Celebrates Conservation A Butterfly Snatch’ © Greg Norman, Winner of the Bird Behaviour Category 2019. Rainbow Bee-eater, Wyndham, Western Australia“This shot was taken on a day where I was concentrating solely on bee-eaters in flight and feeding. They would perch in bushes along the bank of a dam then fly out over the water to catch an insect, which was usually a dragonfly; however, every once in a while, they would follow the base of…

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Aspen Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn aspen trees reflected in an eastrern Sierra Nevada pond.Aspen Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn aspen trees reflected in an eastrern Sierra Nevada pond.Each year at about this time I ask, “Is it ever too early to start thinking about fall color?” The answer, of course, is no. Autumn is my favorite season for all kinds of reasons — the colors, of course, but also the return…

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Sunset On The Colorado – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Sunset On The Colorado – Monochromia Towards the end of what is now being called phase 1 of the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to travel from our home in Las Vegas NV to Des Moines IA with a chihuahua who has a broken front leg. We had intended to camp in our car, but all the national park- and most of the state park- campsites were closed. So we had to find motels that would allow pets. I can tell…

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Edge of the Light | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Edge of the Light | G Dan Mitchell Photography Light at the edge of a Pacific Coast fog bank on a summer evening.Edge of the Light. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Light at the edge of a Pacific Coast fog bank on a summer evening.By this point I am quite familiar with this coastline below California’s Monterey Peninsula — I’ve been visiting almost continuously since I was a child and my parents took the family down…

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Garden Gate | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Garden Gate | G Dan Mitchell Photography An entry gate to the Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon.Garden Gate. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.An entry gate to the Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon.Some years back our youngest son and our daughter-in-law lived in the lovely and quirky city of Portland, Oregon. Since it is (just barely, if you have a lot of endurance!) a one-day drive from the San Francisco Bay Area we managed to get up there…

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Mono Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Mono Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography Morning light and hazy atmosphere above Mono Lake.Mono Morning. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Morning light and hazy atmosphere above Mono Lake.Mono Lake is, of course, particularly known for the tufa formations found along its shoreline and in the close-in shallow waters. These remarkable features were formed underwater and revealed as the lake’s water level dropped. (By looking at the surrounding hills you can observe evidence of much higher…

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Wall and Benches | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Wall and Benches | G Dan Mitchell Photography A wall and two benches in a Japanese garden.Wall and Benches. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A wall and two benches in a Japanese garden.This is a “quiet photograph” made at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon a few years ago when we were there for a family visit. It was not a photography trip, and I had intentionally travelled light, carrying only a camera and one lens.…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography One of the fantastic things about putting photos out to the world is seeing other people’s interpretations of them. It’s always exciting to hear from artists who have drawn or painted one of my photos. As a former pencil artist in my youth, I am blown away by the skill of some of these people, and I’m very envious of their talent. In truth, I’d be drawing now if I was good enough…

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Pacific Shoreline, Point Reyes | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Pacific Shoreline, Point Reyes | G Dan Mitchell Photography Rugged Pacific Ocean coastline at the furthest end of Point Reyes.Pacific Shoreline, Point Reyes. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Rugged Pacific Ocean coastline at the furthest end of Point Reyes.This photograph is literally of “Point Reyes,” as in the actual “point” after which the national seashore is named. It is a remarkable location in many ways. This peninsula extends a good distance out into the Pacific Ocean,…

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Waterfall and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Waterfall and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography A waterfall empties into a small pool, Portland Japanese Garden.Waterfall and Pond. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A waterfall empties into a small pool, Portland Japanese Garden.This is a portrait-orientation photograph of the same subject I recently posted in landscape orientation — a beautiful and quite peaceful scene from the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon.With some subjects I go ahead and photograph both waits — vertical and horizontal —…

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Elephant Seals in Surf | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Elephant Seals in Surf | G Dan Mitchell Photography Two young elephant seals sparring in the surf at Point Reyes National Seashore.Elephant Seals in Surf. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Two young elephant seals sparring in the surf at Point Reyes National Seashore.This pair of young elephant seals was part of a larger group hanging out along the beaches inside the bay at Point Reyes National Seashore. The group was on a beach at the bottom…

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

Leaves in Shade | G Dan Mitchell Photography Large leaves photographed in shade, Portland, Oregon.Leaves in Shade. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Large leaves photographed in shade, Portland, Oregon.This is an update and a little bit of a reinterpretation of a photograph from 2012 and rediscovered during my pandemic review of old image files. I made the photograph back in 2012 on a vacation visit to Portland, Oregon. Photographically speaking, I travelled light on the trip,…

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Sculpted Sandstone | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sculpted Sandstone | G Dan Mitchell Photography Detail of a section of eroded sandstone cliff at Arches National Park.Sculpted Sandstone. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Detail of a section of eroded sandstone cliff at Arches National Park.To be honest, I’m not sure I could find this bit of sandstone cliff again if I went back to Arches National Park and looked for it. I think I have a vague idea of where it was, but if…

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Garden Steps | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Garden Steps | G Dan Mitchell Photography Steps follow a curving path down an incline at the Portland Japanese Garden.Garden Steps. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Steps follow a curving path down an incline at the Portland Japanese Garden.Although it seems odd to me now, this is one of those photographs that I “left behind” at the time I made it. I no longer recall whether that was a matter of becoming distracted by something else…

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Waterfall and Pond, Japanese Garden – Fine Art Photography Article

Waterfall and Pond, Japanese Garden Waterfall, pond, and trees in a quiet Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon.Waterfall and Pond, Japanese Garden. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Waterfall, pond, and trees in a quiet Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon.Some years back we used to get to visit Portland, Oregon somewhat regularly when we had family in the area. (Our youngest son lived there for a few years.) Portland is a rather unique place, especially in the central core. I…

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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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Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5 R WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5 R WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography Oh my how the world has changed since my latest blogpost. It seems like forever ago, when in reality it was just 4 months ago. CoVid19 pandemic is still running its course, and things will not be back to normal anytime soon. My day job as a healthcare professional has of course been taking a lot of my time these past months, but that has however gone back to normal.But…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography What an amazing spring we had this year, and a better opportunity to enjoy it than ever before. At first, photography took a back seat for me. Uninspired and unmotivated, I busied myself with other things. But once the leaves started to come out, I suddenly remembered an idea I had last spring, and didn’t get very far with. I noticed for the first time last year, that there’s a period of 7-10…

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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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