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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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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