Photographs: Flight

Crane Departure, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Crane Departure, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography Sandhill cranes take to the air in morning light above Central Valley wetlands.Crane Departure, Morning. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Sandhill cranes take to the air in morning light above Central Valley wetlands.In my experience, bird photography often involves a whole lot of sitting around, thinking about where the birds might be, stopping and watching and hoping that they will engage in some interesting behavior. The actual picture…

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

Shoreline Aspens, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography Colorful autumn aspen trees line the shoreline of a Sierra Nevada lake.Shoreline Aspens, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Colorful autumn aspen trees line the shoreline of a Sierra Nevada lake.Near the beginning of the second week of October I had the opportunity to travel to the Eastern Sierra Nevada. The plan was to travel solo, camp in some fairly deserted campgrounds, largely keep my distance from other…

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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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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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