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Point Reyes, Clearing Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Point Reyes, Clearing Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Morning fog clears aove the hills and bays of Point Reyes National Seashore.Point Reyes, Clearing Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Morning fog clears aove the hills and bays of Point Reyes National Seashore.Living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Point Reyes National Seashore is merely a longish day trip for me. I haven’t been there since the onset of the pandemic, but in more…

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A Visit to Cave-in-Rock: Notorious Lair of River Pirates and Outlaws – Fine Art Photography Article

A Visit to Cave-in-Rock: Notorious Lair of River Pirates and Outlaws Cave-in-Rock, Illinois was once home to pirate gangs, highwaymen, counterfeiters, and the Harpe Brothers — America’s first serial killers In the video below, we walk around and into the Cave-In-Rock. We also walk onto the bluffs above, where the notorious Harpe Brothers stripped their victims naked and pushed them over the edge of the bluffs. Scroll down for more history of this fascinating place. Watch: Visit to and inside…

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

Forest and Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Sunlight begins to thin the morning fog in a Monterey Peninsula forest.Forest and Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Sunlight begins to thin the morning fog in a Monterey Peninsula forest.Today we visit the California coast below the Monterey Peninsula, at the Point Lobos State Reserve. (That is the actual name, though many of us casually refer to it as a state “park.”) I have gone to this…

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How Dangerous are America’s National Parks? – Fine Art Photography Article

How Dangerous are America’s National Parks? New study by Outforia lists the U.S. most dangerous national parks Stats and infographics in this post are used with permission. See the full Outforia report here. As a landscape photographer, I spend a lot of time in parks of all kinds, including national parks. I love a good hike in a beautiful place, but I’m not an extreme outdoorsman nor do I care to stand on a high precipice to capture a risky…

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Sandstorm Rising | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sandstorm Rising | G Dan Mitchell Photography Clouds from a desert sandstorm rise above Death Valley National Park sand dunes.Sandstorm Rising. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds from a desert sandstorm rise above Death Valley National Park sand dunes.Today I am sharing yet another of the Death Valley photographs from my spring 2013 visit when, among other things, I had a couple of opportunities to photograph in sandstorm conditions. Like many photographers I tend to photograph…

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Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography A Death Valley sandstorm builds above sand dunes, obscuring distant desert mountains.Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A Death Valley sandstorm builds above sand dunes, obscuring distant desert mountains.Once again I am discovering how many promising photographs get left behind when I first assess them shortly after making the photographs… and how valuable it is to revisit the original files later on. I typically…

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Lockdown wanderings: Tracks and Traces. – Fine Art Photography Article

Lockdown wanderings: Tracks and Traces. Almost a year into the Covid crisis, (though it feels like 5 years), and we are in lockdown again here in leafy Oxfordshire.  We are permitted to take exercise outside of our homes once a day, so I go for a walk as often as I can.  These walks are a great chance to look closer at my area than in normal times, and one thing that struck me was the number of traces of…

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Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography Distant mountains are barely visible beyond sandstorm clouds and desert dunes.Dunes, Sandstorm, Distant Mountains. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Distant mountains are barely visible beyond sandstorm clouds and desert dunes.This was not the most intense sandstorm I have experienced and photographed — I have some interesting stories about those! — but it was a pretty good one. Driving down the east side of Death Valley near the turnoff to…

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Ministry of Saudi Arabia warned from Travelling these 12 countries – Photobook Photography Article

Ministry of Saudi Arabia warned from Travelling these 12 countries Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia has warned the residents from travelling few countries without taking permission from concerned authorities. These are the countries where the coronavirus pandemic was not controlled and the second wave (Mutant) was spread. Ministry of Saudi Arabia warned from Travelling these 12 countries Ministry of Interior & Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has come-up with security conditions against the new mutated strain of virus…

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Desert Mountains, Blowing Dust | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Desert Mountains, Blowing Dust | G Dan Mitchell Photography Immense desert mountains partially obscured by blowing dust.Desert Mountains, Blowing Dust. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Immense desert mountains partially obscured by blowing dust.For some reason, this week I seem to be reviewing photographs from Death Valley and many of them want to be monochrome. This is the second in two days. Recently I’ve been thinking about the subject of rugged, desert ridges receding into distant haze,…

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Dunes, Sandstorm | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm | G Dan Mitchell Photography Diffused light and atmosphere as a sandstorm rises above desert dunes.Dunes, Sandstorm. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Diffused light and atmosphere as a sandstorm rises above desert dunes.This photograph comes from a memorable early spring visit to Death Valley National Park back in 2013. (I know… what visit to Death Valley isn’t memorable, right?!) This day brought a fairly big sandstorm to the Valley, and I worked on photographing…

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AlUla – The World’s Masterpiece – Photobook Photography Article

AlUla – The World’s Masterpiece The first-ever destination brand campaign for AlUla, the heritage and culture centerpiece of Saudi Arabia, was unveiled today. The campaign, developed by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) with creative partners Leo Burnett, includes a 90” film directed by renowned cinematographer Bruno Aveillan and a suite of digital assets under the concept of The World’s Masterpiece. In what is hoped will be a year of travel recovery, AlUla’s new brand campaign is targeting domestic travelers…

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Video teaser for new Texas photographs by Keith Dotson – Fine Art Photography Article

Video teaser for new Texas photographs by Keith Dotson Join me for a 3-minute synopsis of my recent journey across the high deserts and mountains of far West Texas. The video includes a portfolio of some of my new photographs shot on the journey. New Texas photographs by fine art photographer Keith Dotson.See the new photographs and the entire Texas portfolio here: Texas Austin Houston San Antonio Rest of Texas (includes the new West Texas photographs) Selfie in the Monahans…

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Garden Wall Arches | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Garden Wall Arches | G Dan Mitchell Photography A texture wall with archest next to a small garden, Balboa Park.Garden Wall Arches. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A texture wall with archest next to a small garden, Balboa Park.This photograph comes from a set that I made during a visit to the San Diego area back in 2013. We were in the Los Angeles Basin, and decided to head south for a short visit. We ended…

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Marfa Roadside Art: ‘Prada Marfa’ and ‘Giant Marfa’ – Fine Art Photography Article

Marfa Roadside Art: ‘Prada Marfa’ and ‘Giant Marfa’ Visiting two iconic pieces of roadside art on Highway 90 between Marfa and Valentine Considering its remote desert location, Prada Marfa is a surprisingly popular spot. In my recent travels through West Texas I passed the location several times hoping to get photos and video, but each time I found scores of people jockeying to get the perfect Instagram selfie. One cold morning at sunrise, I finally found the art project vacant…

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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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Abandoned Buildings in a Small Desert Town – Fine Art Photography Article

Abandoned Buildings in a Small Desert Town Desert Road Trip: First in a series of articles about my recent West Texas photo journey I made a recent sojourn to the desert and mountains of West Texas. This is the first report from that trip. I traveled with a list of things to see and a defined itinerary, but this was my first of many unexpected stops. I was drawn from the interstate by a siren song . . . actually,…

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Winter Mist, Tomales Bay | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Winter Mist, Tomales Bay | G Dan Mitchell Photography Morning mist rises above Tomales Bay on a cold winter morning.Winter Mist, Tomales Bay. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Morning mist rises above Tomales Bay on a cold winter morning.One advantage of living near iconic locations (in this case, the Point Reyes National Seashore) is that I can go there on short notice at times when few other visitors are around. Being only a short distance north…

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Drone Accessory Gift Giving Guide – Aerial Photography Article

Drone Accessory Gift Giving Guide Looking for the perfect gift for the drone pilot in your life? Drones themselves can an outstanding, but sometimes pricey choice, so if you are looking for a more affordable gift option, try an accessory that they can add to their existing drone! Check out our drone gift guide if you think a drone would make the perfect present.  As drones get more popular, so do accessories to make the flight experience even better. Starting…

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2020 Drone Gift Guide for the Holidays – Aerial Photography Article

2020 Drone Gift Guide for the Holidays A new drone can be a great gift idea for the pilot in your life this holiday season! As drones gain popularity across the board, more and more companies are releasing high quality, affordable drones. And while some drones can be quite pricey, you don’t have to break the bank on one for a gift. Many drones can cost thousands of dollars, but just because you’re not a professional doesn’t mean you can’t…

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Sur Point, Cliff, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sur Point, Cliff, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography Looking south into brilliant autumn light over Big Sur cliffs and Sur Point.Sur Point, Cliff, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Looking south into brilliant autumn light over Big Sur cliffs and Sur Point.This photograph was made from the same location as the one I shared yesterday and, obviously, it includes the same primary subject. That is Sur Point, just north of the town of Big Sur…

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Sur Point, Autumn Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sur Point, Autumn Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography Precursor clouds from an incoming weather front in the sky above Sur Point.Sur Point, Autumn Sky. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Precursor clouds from an incoming weather front in the sky above Sur Point.The mound at the lower right in this photograph is Sur Point, the site of an old lighthouse facility along the Big Sur coast of California. The historic facility has been there for a…

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Layered Fog, Big Sur Coast – Fine Art Photography Article

Layered Fog, Big Sur Coast Layers of thin, low-level fog hug the rugged Big Sur coastline of CaliforniaLayered Fog, Big Sur Coast. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Layers of thin, low-level fog hug the rugged Big Sur coastline of CaliforniaOver the course of many trips down through the Big Sur coast of California I have gotten acquainted with a range of weather, atmosphere, and light conditions. My favorites come during part of the year that starts…

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Autumn Surf and Fog, Big Sur Coast – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Surf and Fog, Big Sur Coast Big waves from a distant Pacific storm pound the rugged Big Sur coast.Autumn Surf and Fog, Big Sur Coast. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Big waves from a distant Pacific storm pound the rugged Big Sur coast.Two things led us to make a quick trip down to the Big Sur coast this week. First, weather reports were predicting unusually large surf, generated by a distant storm to the north…

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Autumn Haze, Big Sur Coast – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Haze, Big Sur Coast Autumn haze hugs the rugged Big Sur coastline.Autumn Haze, Big Sur Coast. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn haze hugs the rugged Big Sur coastline.One of the things that I’ve missed during the past few months is the opportunity to experience landscape on the grand scale. Given the impediments to long-distance travel during the pandemic, a lot of my photography has been done very locally — on daily walks, on hikes in…

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday DJI Deals (2020): DJI Spark, Mavic 2 Pro & More Drone Deals Tracked by Spending Lab – Aerial Photography Article

Black Friday & Cyber Monday DJI Deals (2020): DJI Spark, Mavic 2 Pro & More Drone Deals Tracked by Spending Lab Black Friday & Cyber Monday DJI Deals (2020): DJI Spark, Mavic 2 Pro & More Drone Deals Tracked by Spending Lab  Yahoo FinanceSource link Share Tweet Share Pin Email sports arts breaking news business citizen journalism citizen media Crime crowd powered digital journal earn money entertainment environment get paid Internet latest news Lifestyle network journalism News politics religion revenue sharing…

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Pacific Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Pacific Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography High clouds above the Pacific Ocean are harbingers of an approaching weather system.Pacific Sky. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.High clouds above the Pacific Ocean are harbingers of an approaching weather system.Trips into the field to photograph have been difficult during the past few months. Aside from a fair amount of local photography — literally in the neighborhood — visits to more far-flung locations have been rare. I managed to get…

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Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster | G Dan Mitchell Photography A cluster of Eastern Sierra Nevada aspen leaves in full autumn color.Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A cluster of Eastern Sierra Nevada aspen leaves in full autumn color.Here is is — finally — the photograph that should be the final one from this year’s autumn aspen color in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Like several of the others, I made this one while wandering about…

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Sur Point Lighthouse, Winter | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sur Point Lighthouse, Winter | G Dan Mitchell Photography Winter surf below Sur Point and the Sur Point Lighthouse.Sur Point Lighthouse, Winter. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Winter surf below Sur Point and the Sur Point Lighthouse.As happens from time to time, I made a series of photographs of this subject on this winter day. One advantage of digital photography is that it is possible — and useful! — to make quite a few exposures of…

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Aspen Leaves and Branches | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Leaves and Branches | G Dan Mitchell Photography A cluster of colorful autumn leaves on the branches of an Eastern Sierra aspen tree.Aspen Leaves and Branches. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A cluster of colorful autumn leaves on the branches of an Eastern Sierra aspen tree.The fall color countdown continues with this (likely) second-to-last aspen color photograph from this year’s crop. To recap, this was a very strange year for California autumn aspen photography, with…

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