Reflection

Flock of Cranes, Tule Fog – Fine Art Photography Article

Flock of Cranes, Tule Fog A flock of lesser sandhill cranes reflected in a pond on a winter morning of tule fog.Flock of Cranes, Tule Fog. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A flock of lesser sandhill cranes reflected in a pond on a winter morning of tule fog.This photograph comes from late last year, a few days before Christmas, when I spent a day photographing birds in the Central Valley of California. I picked a particularly…

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Fog and Reeds | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Fog and Reeds | G Dan Mitchell Photography Dense winter tule fog, tule islands, and a wetland pond.Fog and Reeds. © Copyright 2021 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Dense winter tule fog, tule islands, and a wetland pond.From time to time I like to do visual experiments, seeing how minimal the content of the image can be and still work. Sometimes these photograph balance on an edge between portrayal of the real and pure color and form. I feel…

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White Pelicans, Sunset Light | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

White Pelicans, Sunset Light | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small flock of white pelicans clusters together, rellected in a wetland pond at sunset.White Pelicans, Sunset Light. © Copyright 2021 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small flock of white pelicans clusters together, rellected in a wetland pond at sunset.One of the things I like about white pelicans is that they were always here, in the places I frequently visit, and I somehow managed to remain completely unaware of…

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Wetlands, Winter Sunset Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Wetlands, Winter Sunset Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography Clouds from an approaching winter weather system above Central Valley wetlands at sunset.Wetlands, Winter Sunset Sky. © Copyright 2021 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds from an approaching winter weather system above Central Valley wetlands at sunset.Who can resist a winter sunset sky, a reflecting pond, a few bits of vegetation, and distant mountains? I know I cannot. Recently I have written about sunsets several times — once to describe one…

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Bay Reflections, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Bay Reflections, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography Bronze morning light reflects on the surface of San Francisco Bay and silhouettes Alcatraz and Treasure Islands.Bay Reflections, Morning. © Copyright 2013 Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Bronze morning light reflects on the surface of San Francisco Bay and silhouettes Alcatraz and Treasure Islands.Happy New Year! Let’s start 2021 with a sunrise. 2020 was a year we all want to put behind us as soon as possible — to move on as a…

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Sandhill Cranes, Tule Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sandhill Cranes, Tule Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography A flock of lesser sandhilll cranes in a wetland pond on a foggy winter morning.Sandhill Cranes, Tule Fog. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A flock of lesser sandhilll cranes in a wetland pond on a foggy winter morning.Unlike most winter drivers in California, I was thrilled when I ran into serious fog about an hour before arriving at my intended photography location. I chose this day to…

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Crane Quartet, Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Crane Quartet, Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Four sandhill cranes walk thorugh shallow water in front of a larger flock on a very foggy morning.Crane Quartet, Fog. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Four sandhill cranes walk thorugh shallow water in front of a larger flock on a very foggy morning.As you can imagine, quiet and lonely places have their practical appeal these days. If I’m going out to photograph, especially if I’m driving somewhere, right…

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The Cranes Dance | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

The Cranes Dance | G Dan Mitchell Photography A group of “dancing” sandhill cranes in early morning light.The Cranes Dance. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A group of “dancing” sandhill cranes in early morning light.This photograph is a companion to another that I shared a couple of weeks ago of this same group. It was early on a morning of thin fog, and the first direct sunlight had not yet arrived. As I worked my way…

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The Cranes Dance | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

The Cranes Dance | G Dan Mitchell Photography A group of “dancing” sandhill cranes in early morning light.The Cranes Dance. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A group of “dancing” sandhill cranes in early morning light.This photograph is a companion to another that I shared a couple of weeks ago of this same group. It was early on a morning of thin fog, and the first direct sunlight had not yet arrived. As I worked my way…

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Wetlands Cranes, Dawn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Wetlands Cranes, Dawn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A flock of sandhill cranes at a wetland pond at dawn.Wetlands Cranes, Dawn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A flock of sandhill cranes at a wetland pond at dawn.This group of sandhill cranes was “hanging out” along wetland ponds earlier this autumn, standing quietly in the soft light of a foggy morning. These noble birds are found across vast areas o f America, and at this time of…

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Cranes, Pond, Autumn Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Cranes, Pond, Autumn Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography A small flock of sandhill cranes stands in a wetland pond in early morning autumn light.Cranes, Pond, Autumn Morning. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A small flock of sandhill cranes stands in a wetland pond in early morning autumn light.I’m a big fan of these flat landscapes of trees and grasses and ponds and birds, especially between the last month or so of autumn and the end…

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Two Shores, Autumn Light | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Two Shores, Autumn Light | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn light and atmosphere above water and California mountains.Two Shores, Autumn Light. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn light and atmosphere above water and California mountains.Have I mentioned that I like atmospheric haze? Light coming from straight in front of the camera position? Reflections? The large landscape? Strong contrasts between light and dark? Well, I do.I made this photograph while driving back from an early morning visit…

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Cranes Before Sunrise | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Cranes Before Sunrise | G Dan Mitchell Photography Sandhill cranes in wetlands before sunrise.Cranes Before Sunrise. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Sandhill cranes in wetlands before sunrise.There are many special times of day out in the wetlands at this time of year, but I love these moments just before sunrise, especially on foggy mornings. The fog, even somewhat thin fog like this, shrinks your world and makes the scene more intimate. It also mutes the light…

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Morning Dance, Sandhill Cranes | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Morning Dance, Sandhill Cranes | G Dan Mitchell Photography A quartet of sandhill cranes dances in foggy morning light.Morning Dance, Sandhill Cranes. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A quartet of sandhill cranes dances in foggy morning light.About a week ago I made my first visit of the season to areas of California’s Central Valley where I like to photograph migratory birds in the late autumn and winter. Many birds have already arrived, but a month or…

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Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography Luminous autumn atmosphere above California mountains and lake.Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Luminous autumn atmosphere above California mountains and lake.While this may not seem like a typical “fall photograph,” that is how I’m describing it here. Allow me to explain. For decades I have been intrigued by autumn light — perhaps even longer than I’ve been attentive to fall foliage colors. Many years…

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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 shore of an Eastern Sierra lake reflecting high peaks in morning light.Shoreline Aspens, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Colorful autumn aspen trees line the shore of an Eastern Sierra lake reflecting high peaks in morning light.As I worked my way through what is actually a rather small collection of aspen color photographs I made this season I kept thinking that I…

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Autumn Aspens, Lake, Wildfire Smoke – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspens, Lake, Wildfire Smoke Wildfire smoke drifts over the Sierra Nevada crest above a lake surrounded by autumn aspensAutumn Aspens, Lake, Wildfire Smoke. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Wildfire smoke drifts over the Sierra Nevada crest above a lake surrounded by autumn aspensThis is one of several photographs I made of this Eastern Sierra lake near the peak of autumn color this fall. I photographed it from two perspectives, both of which I had decided…

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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 Lake, Dawn, Eastern Sierra – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Lake, Dawn, Eastern Sierra Dawn light comes to an Eastern Sierra Nevada lake surrounded by autumn aspen trees and reflecting distant peaks.Autumn Lake, Dawn, Eastern Sierra. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Dawn light comes to an Eastern Sierra Nevada lake surrounded by autumn aspen trees and reflecting distant peaks.Yes, this is a bit of an iconic spot, but with good reason. And this year the colors around this Eastern Sierra Nevada lake were exceptional. I…

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Forest, Boulder, and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Forest, Boulder, and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography A tree grows in a crack in a large boulder set in forest and reflected in a quiet Sierra Nevada pond.Forest, Boulder, and Pond. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A tree grows in a crack in a large boulder set in forest and reflected in a quiet Sierra Nevada pond.Although the indications are more subtle than in the wildly colorful aspen groves, this is also a Sierra…

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Pier, China Camp | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Pier, China Camp | G Dan Mitchell Photography An old pier at the historic China Camp State Park, San Pablo Bay.Pier, China Camp. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.DeAn old pier at the historic China Camp State Park, San Pablo Bay.scriptionChina Camp, along the shores of the San Pablo Bay lobe of San Francisco Bay has a remarkable history, one that I was unaware of until perhaps a decade ago despite living the Bay Area almost…

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Sierra Showers | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sierra Showers | G Dan Mitchell Photography Aternoon thundershower clouds reflected in the surface of a raindrop-dappled alpine lake, Kings Canyon National Park.Sierra Showers. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Aternoon thundershower clouds reflected in the surface of a raindrop-dappled alpine lake, Kings Canyon National Park.As I was getting ready to post this photograph I was pondering, as usual, what to write about it. As I considered the focus of what I ended up writing here today…

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Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.Canyon Wall and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.A small group of photographers spent a couple days exploring this canyon, walking in from its wide mouth and soon being surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs and cut off from the outside world. On the first day it…

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Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.Canyon Wall and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.A small group of photographers spent a couple days exploring this canyon, walking in from its wide mouth and soon being surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs and cut off from the outside world. On the first day it…

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Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.Canyon Wall and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.A small group of photographers spent a couple days exploring this canyon, walking in from its wide mouth and soon being surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs and cut off from the outside world. On the first day it…

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Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.Canyon Wall and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.A small group of photographers spent a couple days exploring this canyon, walking in from its wide mouth and soon being surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs and cut off from the outside world. On the first day it…

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Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.Canyon Wall and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.A small group of photographers spent a couple days exploring this canyon, walking in from its wide mouth and soon being surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs and cut off from the outside world. On the first day it…

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Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.Canyon Wall and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.A small group of photographers spent a couple days exploring this canyon, walking in from its wide mouth and soon being surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs and cut off from the outside world. On the first day it…

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Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.Canyon Wall and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.A small group of photographers spent a couple days exploring this canyon, walking in from its wide mouth and soon being surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs and cut off from the outside world. On the first day it…

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Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Canyon Wall and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.Canyon Wall and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A vertical canyon wall is reflected in the Utah canyon stream.A small group of photographers spent a couple days exploring this canyon, walking in from its wide mouth and soon being surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs and cut off from the outside world. On the first day it…

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