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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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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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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Stoney the Shepherd Mix, at Mission Bay & Fiesta Island San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog – Pet Photography Article

Stoney the Shepherd Mix, at Mission Bay & Fiesta Island San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog If I had to describe Stoney in one sentence, I’d say that he is an old soul and an explorer at heart. Where’s his happy place? Literally anywhere outdoors – the beach, the park, the backyard – it doesn’t matter! He just wants to be outside, and I think it’s because that’s the best place to let his wild spirit roam…

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Sasha, the Opinionated Yorkie from Fallbrook San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog – Pet Photography Article

Sasha, the Opinionated Yorkie from Fallbrook San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog You’re in for a treat today! Sometimes I have out-of-town clients and I am always so appreciative that they travel quite a distance to have a photo session with me. This time, Sasha the Yorkie and her parents drove all the way down to San Diego from Fallbrook, CA. Sasha’s mom loved the idea of a vintage feel to her photos – so of course…

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A La Mesa Family of Cats and Dogs! San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog – Pet Photography Article

A La Mesa Family of Cats and Dogs! San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog I recently had the honor of photographing a full house of lovely pets in La Mesa! In particular, three cats and two dogs at their gorgeous home and at a nearby park. We mainly focused on the cats being photographed inside the house even though the dogs, Poppy and Charlie, were super excited to get in on the action! (And I was excited…

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Daisy, Hank, & Rusty – 3 Little Dogs from Mira Mesa San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog – Pet Photography Article

Daisy, Hank, & Rusty – 3 Little Dogs from Mira Mesa San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter family to work with than the Stone family! They were such a pleasure to get to know, and during the session they were up for anything! I really appreciated how they were willing to go with the flow and listen to what the dogs needed and wanted to do during our time together.…

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A Bittersweet Photo Session with Huxley and Gibson San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog – Pet Photography Article

A Bittersweet Photo Session with Huxley and Gibson San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog Are you ready? A dose of beautiful & bittersweet is coming your way. You see, Huxley the Great Dane was recently diagnosed with cancer, and he doesn’t have much time left with his parents and little brother. Luckily, I was able to carve out some time in my schedule to meet with them soon after talking with his mom for the first time…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography There’s no doubt about it; autumn is the best time of year to photograph deer in the UK. The crisp mornings and misty sunrises coincide perfectly with the red deer rut; a time when the deer are more bold, and most active. I missed some of this season; taking the opportunity to see autumn elsewhere in Europe, but I had two very good mornings in particular, when some obliging deer were kind enough…

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Buster the 10-Year-Old Staffy Mix – Pet Photography Article

Buster the 10-Year-Old Staffy Mix Buster the 10-Year-Old Staffy Mix I am so happy to introduce you to Buster! He’s a 10-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix, a total sweetheart, super easy-going, and an as-long-as-my-mom’s-here-I’m-happy kind of dog. He and his mom actually live just a few blocks away from my studio, and that’s where we started our photo session! But after a few minutes we noticed he was somewhat uncomfortable, and just not loving the studio. He was trying his…

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Rupert the Fetch Machine – San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog – Pet Photography Article

Rupert the Fetch Machine – San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog Meet Rupert, the happiest dog ever! Get this: his 2 favorite things (besides his parents, of course) are playing fetch with his ball and having his picture taken. Whether the picture-taker is a professional like me or it’s just a quick cell phone pic, he knows what’s happening and he loves it. So imagine his joy as…

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Zoomlapse – What is it and how to make one – Timelapse Travels – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Yesterday I went to Paterson Great Falls in New Jersey which is the largest in NJ. The weather was perfect (70s) and the new viewpoint and park walkways were completed. The park is really nice and well kept now if you haven’t been recently! Since I’ve been there before, I wanted to try something new with my 24-120 mm f/4 lens. A zoomlapse! A zoomlapse is a video that changes perspective by zooming during the shot. For the shot I…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Skuleskogen ForestA wide-aspect view of the forests of Skuleskogen National Park, in the High Coast (Höga Kusten) region of Sweden.The Swedish High Coast is a spectacular area of the country, situated around halfway up the East coast of the country. Skuleskogen offers easy hiking trails with views of green forests, granite mountains, big skies, and the many nearby off-shore islands.Travel photography, Hoga Kusten, Sweden. Skuleskogen National Park is…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography For the first time since 2013, we had snow in Bedfordshire this winter. So I took the opportunity to get out in it, and take some photos of the deer at my local deer park at Woburn Abbey.   When deer roam between the various areas of the park, they’re usually led by a ‘captain’ of that group. The more submissive individuals will follow that lead deer, trusting their…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I’ve written a few blog posts about deer before: But this time around I thought I’d follow the progress of photos throughout the deer rut season. As usual, I was visiting my local deer park at the Woburn Abbey estate. Britain has several fantastic deer parks up and down the country, so my advice is to get to know your local park. Each has pros and cons, but the biggest factor is you and…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is a review of Yorkshire Wildlife Park, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a series about nature photography in captivity. You can see my original discussion of nature photography in captivity here, along with my tips for better zoo photos.Other reviews in the series can be found here. Please note that this is an unofficial and independent review of my experience in visiting.   YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK YWP is a…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is a review of Marwell Zoo, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a series about nature photography in captivity. You can see my original discussion of nature photography in captivity here, along with my tips for better zoo photos.Other reviews in the series can be found here. Please note that this is an unofficial and independent review of my experiences in visiting.   MARWELL ZOO I first visited Marwell…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is a review of the British Wildlife Centre, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a series about captive nature photography. You can see my original discussion of nature photography in captivity here, along with my tips for better zoo photos.Other reviews in the series can be found here. Please note that this is an unofficial and independent review of my experiences in visiting.   THE BRITISH WILDLIFE CENTRE…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is a review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is the first of a new series about captive nature photography. You can see my original discussion of nature photography in captivity here, along with my tips for better zoo photos.Other reviews in the series will appear here. Please note that this is an unofficial and independent review of my experiences in visiting.   WHIPSNADE ZOO As I…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography As well as spending time with nature in the wild, I also take a lot of photos of animals in zoos and wildlife parks, trying some captive wildlife photography. It’s an enjoyable day out, and it enables me to maximise my shooting opportunities, and to get close to species I could never see up close in the wild. Brown BearThis is as close as I’ve ever been to a bear, and I…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I’m thrilled to say that Woburn Abbey are using one of my photos on the cover of their new 2013 visitor leaflet: I was approached about this some weeks ago, and they’re now in use 🙂 I’m very happy to collaborate with Woburn in this way as it’s my favourite local spot, and I’ve taken some of my best photos there. To see it as the new Woburn Abbey…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I’ve photographed red deer in the snow before, but I’ve never been out with my camera as the snow is actually falling. Now, armed with a “weather-sealed” camera and lens combination, I took the opportunity to get some original photos of the Woburn deer in winter blizzard conditions. It was a tough environment to work in. Minus degree temperatures, a bitter wind, and wet snowflakes all around. But it made for such a…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. It’s an understatement to say that Canada has a lot to offer a photographer and wildlife enthusiast. But the biggest draw for me was to watch grizzly bears in the wild. To see them go about their day and share their time with you is hugely fulfilling and enjoyable, and it had been an…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. Maligne Lake – DesaturatedThis is a medium format 5:4 version of my popular Maligne Lake photo.I’m reduced the saturation, to concentrate the image on the light and shade of the landscape, and simplify the view to its most basic elements. It offers an alternative option to the colourful original, for a more muted surroundings.Landscape Photography, Maligne…

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