Central Valley Winter Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Central Valley Winter Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography Pre-sunrise winter sky and thin fog above Central Valley wetlands.Central Valley Winter Sky. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Pre-sunrise winter sky and thin fog above Central Valley wetlands.These days it is hard to precisely put my finger on the character of California’s Great Central Valley, comprised of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys and the delta where they merge with the San Francisco Bay. Many years ago…

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Autumn Trees and Morning Fog – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Trees and Morning Fog Autumn fog clears above wetland trees in California’s Great Central Valley.Autumn Trees and Morning Fog. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn fog clears above wetland trees in California’s Great Central Valley.This past week I made my first trip of this fall and winter season to California’s Great Central Valley. During other times of the year I usually pass through this landscape on my way to some other place — to the…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography So here we are in autumn. It’s Lockdown 2.0, and I’m back to photographing leaves. Only this time I started before lockdown. Back in the spring (AKA Lockdown 1.0) I started a project photographing leaf portraits, and having been really pleased with the results I had to add the companion piece for autumn. Like my animal portraits, I’ve shot the seasons in opposing styles, using high-key for spring, and low-key for autumn. This…

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Yellow and Orange | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Yellow and Orange | G Dan Mitchell Photography A river of orange and yellow autumn aspen trees flows down to the shoreline of a Sierra Nevada lake.Yellow and Orange. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A river of orange and yellow autumn aspen trees flows down to the shoreline of a Sierra Nevada lake.This will be (I’m virtually certain!) the final photograph of the larger landscape of 2020 from this Eastern Sierra Nevada location in the Inyo…

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Aspen Leaves, Near and Far – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Leaves, Near and Far A group of autumn aspen leaves against a background of aspen forest, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Aspen Leaves, Near and Far. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A group of autumn aspen leaves against a background of aspen forest, Eastern Sierra Nevada.At some point during almost every aspen season I end up looking away from the big views and getting up close to the colorful leaves. I can think of several reasons 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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Alpine Lake in Shadow | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Alpine Lake in Shadow | G Dan Mitchell Photography Rocky terrain around a awilderness alpine lake in shadow, Kings Canyon National Park.Alpine Lake in Shadow. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Rocky terrain around a awilderness alpine lake in shadow, Kings Canyon National Park.I photographed this scene in a sort of light that I might not typically use for such a subject. This lake lies in a basin beneath some very tall and rugged peaks, and it…

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

Tall Aspens, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A grove of tall aspen trees with autumn foliage in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Tall Aspens, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A grove of tall aspen trees with autumn foliage in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Before I posted this photograph I shared another one that focused on a grove of small, slender aspen trees. In the accompanying text I pointed out that such groves tend to be typical of…

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Golden Aspen Forest, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Golden Aspen Forest, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dense forest of golden Sierra Nevada autumn aspen trees.Golden Aspen Forest, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dense forest of golden Sierra Nevada autumn aspen trees.After sharing a bunch of very colorful red and orange aspen leaf photographs recently, someone asked me about those colors, wondering if they were a stage in the color development that led to the yellow/gold leaves with which this person…

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The Last Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

The Last Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography A few sparse leaves in a high elevation grove of slender aspens in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.The Last Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A few sparse leaves in a high elevation grove of slender aspens in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.For some reason this little grove and I have a long-standing relationship. Quite a few years ago I noticed it while exploring a slightly less-visited spot in an…

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Aspen Slope | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Slope | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn aspens descend from a ridge to the shore of an Eastern Sierra Nevada subalpine lake.Aspen Slope. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn aspens descend from a ridge to the shore of an Eastern Sierra Nevada subalpine lake.This spot is probably familiar to you, especially if you use the version of the Mac OS that used a different photograph of the feature as its branding. This aspen forest or…

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Autumn Aspens, Eastern Sierra Lake – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspens, Eastern Sierra Lake Faint wildfire smoke and fall aspen color around an Eastern Sierra Nevada lake.Autumn Aspens, Eastern Sierra Lake. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Faint wildfire smoke and fall aspen color around an Eastern Sierra Nevada lake.Along the same lines as another photograph I recently wrote about, this one is an alternate framing of a scene that I previously shared in a landscape mode photograph. (For folks unfamiliar with this terminology, “portrait” mode…

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

Autumn Aspens, Hillside Grove | G Dan Mitchell Photography A grove of autumn aspens ascends an Eastern Sierra hillside.Autumn Aspens, Hillside Grove. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A grove of autumn aspens ascends an Eastern Sierra hillside.If you we thinking that I’d be finished with this year’s fall color photographs by now… well, you’d be mistaken! And this won’t be the last one either. To review, it was a strange color season for me in the…

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Tall Trees, Early Color | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Tall Trees, Early Color | G Dan Mitchell Photography Tall aspen trees begin to take on fall colors, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Tall Trees, Early Color. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Tall aspen trees begin to take on fall colors, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Previously I shared a different view of this grove of aspens. (More on that below.) It is part of a large grove in the Eastern Sierra that is easily accessible. As a matter of fact, I…

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

Aspen Branch and Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography An aspen branch bearing leaves at the peak of autumn color, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Aspen Branch and Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.An aspen branch bearing leaves at the peak of autumn color, Eastern Sierra Nevada.This is another photograph made during a brief “up close and personal” ramble through an aspen grove that was absolutely full of the widest range of aspen color I have seen — the…

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

Dark Forest and Pond | G Dan Mitchell Photography Beyond a small subalpine pond, dark forest rises into rocky terrain, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Dark Forest and Pond. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Beyond a small subalpine pond, dark forest rises into rocky terrain, Eastern Sierra Nevada.The main fall color show in the Eastern Sierra Nevada (and in other higher portions of the range) comes from the October aspen color. But this most certainly is not the only…

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Aspen Cascade | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Cascade | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn aspen trees spill down a small valley in the Eastern Sierran Nevada.Aspen Cascade. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn aspen trees spill down a small valley in the Eastern Sierran Nevada.There is no escaping the fact that this is an iconic Eastern Sierra fall color subject. Heck, even Apple used it for one of their operating systems! It was a bit of a surprise to me that I…

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Red and Yellow Aspen Leaves – Fine Art Photography Article

Red and Yellow Aspen Leaves Autumn aspen leaves in yellow and red, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Red and Yellow Aspen Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn aspen leaves in yellow and red, Eastern Sierra Nevada.Although it is hard to quantify such things, this Eastern Sierra fall color season seemed to produce better colors than I have seen in some time. Overall the colors were good, but two characteristics stood out. In many years I see a significant…

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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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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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Thinning Tule Fog, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Thinning Tule Fog, Morning | G Dan Mitchell Photography Autumn trees begin to emerge from thinning morning tule fog, Central Valley.Thinning Tule Fog, Morning. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn trees begin to emerge from thinning morning tule fog, Central Valley.As I post this photograph and text it is mid-September, although the post is being queued up for the first day of October. Most of you will see it on October 1. (If you see it…

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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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A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.A Forest After Fire. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.For obvious reasons, wildfire has been on my mind a lot during the past few weeks. Back in August a spectacular and extremely unusual series of electrical storms rolled across the San Francisco Bay Area, touching off scores of small fires that…

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A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.A Forest After Fire. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.For obvious reasons, wildfire has been on my mind a lot during the past few weeks. Back in August a spectacular and extremely unusual series of electrical storms rolled across the San Francisco Bay Area, touching off scores of small fires that…

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A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.A Forest After Fire. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.For obvious reasons, wildfire has been on my mind a lot during the past few weeks. Back in August a spectacular and extremely unusual series of electrical storms rolled across the San Francisco Bay Area, touching off scores of small fires that…

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A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.A Forest After Fire. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.For obvious reasons, wildfire has been on my mind a lot during the past few weeks. Back in August a spectacular and extremely unusual series of electrical storms rolled across the San Francisco Bay Area, touching off scores of small fires that…

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A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.A Forest After Fire. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.For obvious reasons, wildfire has been on my mind a lot during the past few weeks. Back in August a spectacular and extremely unusual series of electrical storms rolled across the San Francisco Bay Area, touching off scores of small fires that…

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A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.A Forest After Fire. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.For obvious reasons, wildfire has been on my mind a lot during the past few weeks. Back in August a spectacular and extremely unusual series of electrical storms rolled across the San Francisco Bay Area, touching off scores of small fires that…

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A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

A Forest After Fire | G Dan Mitchell Photography A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.A Forest After Fire. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A dark forest, several years after a managed fire.For obvious reasons, wildfire has been on my mind a lot during the past few weeks. Back in August a spectacular and extremely unusual series of electrical storms rolled across the San Francisco Bay Area, touching off scores of small fires that…

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