All posts filed under: California

Breakout

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

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

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.)

Fog Below, Smoke Above

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California / Horizon / Landscapes / Photo Log / Photography

September 9, 2020 — Oakland/Berkeley Hills, California If you’re an Instagram user, check out my September 9 posts. @amagaphoto If you’re not, go to Instagram.com/amagaphoto. This morning at 8:40 a.m. the sky was a dim red-orange. Sunlight was filtered by fire smoke from a 350,000 acre group of fires in Mendocino county, more than 100 miles to the north. The red-orange light was then diffused through thick fog. Apocalyptic. It was so dark that we […]

Around and Around and Around and Around We Go Again

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September 6, 2018 — West Shore Lake Tahoe, California Same shot as in yesterday’s post. I saw this interpretation in my mind’s eye last night, but it was too late to work on it. I put considerable time into it today. New observation: The more minimal and subtle the picture, the more time goes into it. But I was really hummin’. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. ISO 64, 1/2 sec at […]

Let’s Twist Again

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

September 6, 2018 — West Shore Lake Tahoe, California One of my first tries at Intentional Camera Motion. I’d given it a shot several years earlier and then let the idea drift. Then on this darkening September evening I sprang (well, really, twisted) back into action. I was originally inspired by Bay Area photographer, Audrey Heller, whose Linger Collection made me do just that. I’ll do a few more this weekend — like I did […]

Soft Rescue

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

June 9, 2013 — San Francisco, California I’d given this up for lost. The RX-100’s chromatic aberration on the edges had ruined it. Then I looked at another approach. This is a crop from the center, much massaged. Lots of selective sharpening and minus Clarity combined with selective increase and decrease in Vibrance. No fancy filters. Ever. An exercise in soft, made while listening to Derek Hunter Wilson’s new album — an exercise in soft […]

Specular / Diffuse

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August 16, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California A blindingly bright afternoon. Calm day — but each wavelet was its own mirror, each adding to the millions of tiny suns out on the water. ICM — Intentional Camera Motion — does wonderful things with time and space as they combine in the camera in myriad mystical modes. Then in the computer, more magic happens. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in […]

…in the air. Not Deep Purple.

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

August 18, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California This time looking south. Camera was moved, intentionally. Again. A very different evening. There had been lightning a couple nights previous. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)