All posts filed under: California

Head in the Clouds

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August 12, 2020 — Marin County Coast, California It’s easier to have one’s head in the clouds if the clouds are at or only slightly above sea level. The California coast is famous for sea-level clouds in the summer. We locals call it fog. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Roll With It

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Note: If you are seeing this in an email, please click on the blog title in the body of the email. Your web browser will take you to the actual blog where pictures always look much better. December 6, 2013. Sonoma County, California. This shot had been and also-ran from a shoot that has produced a couple of other pictures that I’ve posted here. It just seemed that it was too much like another one […]

Mystery Mountain

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

July 12, 2020 — Marin County Headlands, California I did a lot of ICM pans while waiting for the comet NEOWISE to appear over Mount Tamalpais on July 12. The RAW file of this shot had been sitting in archives since then, several times passed over as an also-ran. Today I saw it with new eyes. It had potential. Every single element took part in the slow pixel dance, changing color, tone, and contrast relationships […]

What’s This?

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Note to email subscribers: To get a far better look at the picture, click on the title of the blog and you’ll be taken to the actual blog website. It’s always a much more satisfying view when you do this. July 27, 2020 — San Francisco Bay Area, California ICM experiment. ISO 64, 1.3 sec at f/9. But what is it? (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Editing in Adobe […]

There’s a There There

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If you subscribe by email, please click on the blog title after you open the email. You’ll be taken to the actual blog, where the photo reproduction is much better than in the email. It’s always better to do this. July 25, 2020 — San Gregorio Bluffs, San Mateo County, California. Gertrude said, “There’s no there there.” Sometimes the less “there” there is, the more “there there” there is. There, I’ve said it. Gertrude was […]

Light Path

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Note to email subscribers: To get a far better look at the picture, click on the title of the blog and you’ll be taken to the actual blog website. It’s always a much more satisfying view. July 13, 2018. San Gregorio Bluffs, San Mateo County, California. The bluffs over San Gregorio Beach are a favorite spot for me. They provide a high enough vantage point for me to see far out to sea with an […]

NEOWISE, Take 3 — Third Time’s the Charm

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California / Nature / Photo Log / Photography

July 21, 2020 — Lake Hennessey, California Fog all over the Bay Area. Not a star in sight. No hope at all for a comet. We went in search of clear skies further inland and eventually wound up on the shore of Lake Hennessey, which we’d never heard of. A pleasant 62 degrees, clear skies, late-night fishermen, and a hilly horizon. Here’s our catch: Two meteors, the Big Dipper, a whole bunch of stars, a […]

NEOWISE, Take 2

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July 19, 2020 — Richmond, California No dramatic foreground. Mostly a practice shot. Conditions: Not so good. Hazy sky. Thin high clouds. Still, the tiniest wisp of the ion tail shows on my monitor, if not here. Seeking a clear dark sky. San Francisco Bay Area in July doesn’t like to produce such a thing. Tomorrow’s weather forecast looks a little better, however. (Nikon D500, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. ISO 800, […]