All posts filed under: Abstract

Calm in Chaos

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

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

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

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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Abstract / California / Horizon / Impressionism / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography

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

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

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

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 […]

Not What I Was Served…

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

December 29, 2019 — Sonoma County Coast, California; September 21, 2020 — My Office …but what I had ordered. Mother nature didn’t see what I’d had in mind, so I had to help her. Better late than never. Proof that Rothko made his mark on me. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

A Line

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Abstract / California / Horizon / ICM / Impressionism / Photo Log / Photography

July 25, 2020 — San Mateo County Coast, California; September 20, 2020 — My Office Revisiting the same shot that was featured in the September 12 post. Same shot; different crop. Looking at this while absorbing the current scene led me to make the following observation: On either side of the line can be an infinity of nuance. But the line itself? Sharp. No ambiguity. That’s one reason why these views of the horizon bring […]

Breakout

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August 14, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California; September 17, 2020 — My Office This was another “nothing” photoshoot. I was playing with Intentional Camera Motion while waiting for the sun to go down and the Belt of Venus to appear for the shot I had in mind. That shot met expectations. The ICMs — not so much. Not on first look. Or second. Or third. Today I wondered if there was anything there after […]

Something > Nothing > Something

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December 29, 2019 — Sonoma County Coast, California; September 17, 2020 — My Office This was a throw-away in December, January, February. The sea was too rough. It was a regular shot; not long exposure. Colors were interesting but the sea was too rough. Too bad. So sad. Resurrected today. Deconstructed. Reconstructed. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)