All posts filed under: Impressionism

Crystal Silence

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

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

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 […]

Relic: Revived

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California / Horizon / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Point Reyes / Seascapes

December 8, 2014 — Point Reyes National Seashore, California I came across this while verifying my archives a few weeks ago. I marked it to remind me to come back to it and come back to it I did. The original shot was fodder for what you see here: not what the camera saw, but what I saw. I was quite happy with it when I worked on it last night — but this morning […]

In the Mist

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

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 […]

Theater

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California / Impressionism / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 10, 2021 — San Francisco, California Hard to believe this was shot in the city of San Francisco and not in the cold, cold North. Also hard to believe I overlooked this on my first pass through the shots. (Well, not that hard to believe. There were almost 2,000 shots.) On the second pass though, it jumped out at me. And I thought, “I’m looking at a theater.” This is a hand-held long exposure […]

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

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.) […]

Transition

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

December 26, 2017. The Sea Ranch, Sonoma Coast, California. It had been stormy. We spent Christmas hunkered down. The coast had been battered with wind and rain. For the longest time, it seemed, we weren’t sure if it would go on and on or if the rage would finally be over. We drifted off into an uneasy sleep with nothing resolved. The morning was still unsettled. But then suddenly it was over. The midday brought […]

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 […]

AQI 10

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

October 13, 2020 — San Francisco Bay, California The smoke had finally cleared and what was obscuring the view was not smoke but fog, which is the way it’s supposed to be. Boaters were once again out on the bay. Boats passing in the mist. During the worst of the weeks of smoke from the Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties, we were seeing AQI numbers over 300 for days in a row. AQI […]