All posts filed under: Abstract

Tight Rope

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Abstract / California / ICM / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

March 15, 2021 — Sonoma County Coast, California While the house was in the hands of the realtor being prepped for sale, we took off for the coast for a few days. Early one afternoon, clouds cast shadows on the sea. Perfect for intentional camera motion. That shot — one of many, because ICM is a numbers game — formed the basis for the completed picture, which doesn’t look anything at all like what was […]

Crystal Silence

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July 9, 2020 — San Mateo County, California. Feb 12, 2021 My Office. On February 9, we lost Chick Corea. A phenomenal composer, pianist, arranger, and producer. A mentor. A marvelous human being. Here’s an excerpt from his farewell message: “It is my hope that those who have an inkling to play, write, perform or otherwise, do so. If not for yourself then for the rest of us. It’s not only that the world needs […]

The Essence of the Essence

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July 10, 2010. San Gregorio Bluffs, San Mateo County, California. January 28, 2021, My Office Here’s what I said in my August 3, 2020 post of the mother of today’s picture: This is an impossibly small crop of a much larger frame — a starting point for an imaginary stroll on walkable water. I was going to post this last night, but it wasn’t ready. This is a picture where every nuance counts. An adjustment […]

In the Mist

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Hard to believe this was shot in the same place and in the same hour as the one in the last post. But it was. Despite the stormy day, this shot is tranquil. ICM does strange things — especially in a misty environment. The 25-foot waves were there. There are even some in this shot, but the mist and the intentional camera motion obscures them. (Nikon D850, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR zoom. RAW processing […]

Calm in Chaos

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January 10, 2021 — San Francisco, California More big surf at Ocean Beach. Weather Service said 20 to 25 feet and they were right. I shot 1,946 frames with an eight-pound camera/lens in a little less than three hours. Good upper-body exercise. Some of those shots used fast shutter speed and some slow. Some with camera held steady and some with intentional camera motion. Interesting phenomenon: Some ICM shots of heavy insane surf end up […]

A Different Kind of Opportunity

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December 9, 2020 — Pacific Grove, California The fog rolled in like a silent locomotive, stayed for a few minutes, and rolled out just as quickly. As I snatched each of the muffled succession of enshrouded waves, visions of exploring the limits of high key filled my mind. (Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 4.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Evolution/Revolution

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August 12, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California; Recently — My Office Not to minimize the point, but minimalism brings me maximum enjoyment. If I can focus on the one thing that is the scene and reduce or completely banish the rest, it opens up a new world. The more I take away, the more there is to see. The first version was what I envisioned when I took the shot. Then, as part of […]

A Survey

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July 25, 2020 — San Gregorio, California; The past few days — My Office Here’s the simple reason for my prolonged absence. Obsession. I’ve been deeply immersed in a Black and White post-processing and printing workshop which is taking me apart piece by piece as a photographer and gradually reassembling me with new eyes and new skills. I’m getting closer, but still not finished. (Not quite finished with the workshop. I’ll never be finished learning.) […]

A Full Deck

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October 5, 2020 — San Francisco Bay, California The fog deck hung fully over the bay. Nothing more to say except that this could have been taken at 900 feet — which it was — or 30,000 feet. It would’ve looked the same either way. (Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.) PS — I’m getting disentangled from other activities and I shall return to […]

Scrape – A Fresh Look

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Jan 18, 2019, Point Reyes National Seashore; October 5, 2020, My Office. I’ve been absent from BlogLand™ for a while, working on a project. You might see the fruits of that after a while. Part of it is reworking some old favorites in a new way. This is one of those old favorites, a bit closer to what it looked like in the original shot — but not at all like what I’ve been working […]

Realization Re-realized

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January 1, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast. October 1, 2020 — My Office. Sometimes you move back to express the essence. Sometimes you move in. And sometimes, months later, you re-crop even tighter. Because with all the smoke and heat here in Northern California, I wanted something cool and cleansing. (Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

A Dream

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July 12, 2020 — Marin County Headlands, California; September 24, 2020 — My Office …realized. I woke up at 4 a.m. with a different treatment of an ICM image from a previous shoot in mind. I went back to sleep with a smile in my face. A few hours later, not even halfway through my first cup of coffee, there it was. And here it is. Despite what it says below, this was all done […]