Photographs: Northern California

Marin Hills Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Marin Hills Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Pacific ocean fog drifts among forested ridges north of San Francisco.Marin Hills Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Pacific ocean fog drifts among forested ridges north of San Francisco.This is a reworking/rethinking of an older photograph from 2013. The previous interpretation was black and white — at that time I was shying away from cloudy, foggy images with a blue cast, but I’ve come to accept and like them…

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San Pablo Bay | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

San Pablo Bay | G Dan Mitchell Photography Old pilings in tidal flats along the edge of San Pablo Bay.San Pablo Bay. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Old pilings in tidal flats along the edge of San Pablo Bay.This photograph comes from a wonderful visit to a spot along the shoreline of San Pablo Bay, which is essentially a lobe of San Francisco Bay. While the entire Bay Area, especially those areas that are right along…

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Fern Vortex | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Fern Vortex | G Dan Mitchell Photography A spiraling arrangement of fern fronds in Northern California redwood forest.Fern Vortex. © Copyright 2019 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A spiraling arrangement of fern fronds in Northern California redwood forest.We did not get back to the Redwood National and State Parks this past year — the time we would have gone coincided with that period when we were all locking down in response to the pandemic. In retrospect, it was perhaps…

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Tanker 540 | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Tanker 540 | G Dan Mitchell Photography A tanker trailer parked in an industrial area.Tanker 540. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A tanker trailer parked in an industrial area.With this photograph I take a little detour away from the recent Sierra Nevada fall color photographs. (Don’t worry — there are more to come!) This subject is about as far away from those colorful photographs as possible, I think. During this pandemic period I walk a lot, every…

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Fisherman’s Shed | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Fisherman’s Shed | G Dan Mitchell Photography A shed used by fisherman at the historic China Camp, San Pablo Bay.Fisherman’s Shed. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A shed used by fisherman at the historic China Camp, San Pablo Bay.The subject is a small building on a pier at the historic settlement of China Camp, on the San Pablo Bay lobe of San Francisco Bay. Beginning in the 1800s this area was the home to many immigrants…

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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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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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Windows and Fire Escape Shadows – Fine Art Photography Article

Windows and Fire Escape Shadows Shadows from a fire escape system fall across the facade of a San Francisco building.Windows and Fire Escape Shadows. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Shadows from a fire escape system fall across the facade of a San Francisco building.Yes, another of the photographs I make on walks in San Francisco — or used to make in the pre-pandemic days when I would regularly hop on a train to the City, something that…

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Blue Building, Evening | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Blue Building, Evening | G Dan Mitchell Photography Blue building and unusual plants in evening light, Mendocino, CaliforniaBlue Building, Evening. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Blue building and unusual plants in evening light, Mendocino, CaliforniaThis very blue building stands along a narrow road near the edge of a small Northern California coastal town that we visit from time to time. Late in the afternoon, as evening approached, I was out walking when I saw the building…

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Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bay – Fine Art Photography Article

Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bay Clouds and fog about Richardson Bay and San Francisco Bay on a winter morning.Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bayv. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds and fog about Richardson Bay and San Francisco Bay on a winter morning.This photograph comes from a late-winter visit to redwoods north of San Francisco — the time of year where the trillium flowers are in bloom and when the approach of spring is evident.…

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The Back Door | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

The Back Door | G Dan Mitchell Photography The rear entrance to a local market.The Back Door. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.The rear entrance to a local market.So, can we imagine that this is the, uh, “urban wilderness?” It does contains some relatively very wild areas, and there is wildlife of a sort. If you look around carefully enough at the right time you can find a degree of solitude.This is a back entrance to…

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