All posts filed under: Inspiration

A Remarkable Day — Quicksilver Sea

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California / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

December 23, 2017, Sonoma County Coast. This was taken about two hours before the shot in the last post. This is what this most remarkable day looked like. No post-processing except to straighten the horizon 1/10 degree (hand-held shot) and tone down the white at the top of the frame a just as tiny little bit. That’s it. It was a quicksilver sea. The Pacific was living up to its name. Be well. Be kind. […]

There is a Place

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

Dec 6, 2013 — Sonoma County Coast, California An archive dive. Taken within a few minutes of one that I posted nearly a year ago. An idealization / abstraction / impression of reality. The lives of many pixels were changed forever… Be well. Do good. Create. (Sony RX-100. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.) (WordPress has altered the tones on this. Click/tap on the image for a better rendition. I hope.)

A Mutable Squall

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

March 22, 2020 — San Mateo County Coast, California Every pixel was spoken to softly and coaxed and cajoled into a new life because, you see, many of my influences lived a couple of centuries ago. They didn’t have pixels. They had pigments. And that’s what they did with pigments in those days. Tech note: This was all done with varying degrees of microcontrast (Lightroom calls it Clarity) in DxO PhotoLab and then put into […]

First Poppy of the Year

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California / California Poppy / Floral Photography / Flower / Impressionism / Inspiration / Nature / Photo Log / Photography / Poppy

February 20, 2020 — Los Gatos Creek Trail, California A floral palindrome. Mother Nature is very accommodating in giving me a place to start. (Nikon D850, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.) More fine-art photography at www.amagaphoto.com

What a Diff’rence a Crop Makes

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

March 22, 2020 — San Mateo County Coast, California What a diff’rence a crop made Ten percent’s left of pixels And to pixels that were nixel’d — You’ll be mourned; but this is unadorned   Though panorama has attraction There is soul in abstraction We see only a fraction But the essence is clear   Oh, what a diff’rence a crop makes Form and tone lay before me Skies above are not stormy Since that […]

Calm

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California / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Positivity / Seascapes

March 22, 2020 — San Mateo County Coast, California On Sunday, we took a ride along the coast. We were alone. The Pacific was calm… We returned to California on February 2 when the virus situation was just brewing. In the next six weeks the world was plunged into turmoil. These are uncertain times and as a general rule, people don’t deal with uncertainty very well. I’ve seen an entire spectrum of reactions and responses […]

Iceland Waves Bye Bye

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Iceland / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Positivity / Seascapes

January 26, 2020 — Reynisfjara (Black Sand) Beach, Iceland We’ve been home since the second of February. There has been enough time to sift through the bounty and select the best and you’ve seen quite a bit. It’s very possible that more will pop up after they’ve had a chance to marinate on the archive drive for a while. We shall see. One thing is certain: we will go back. One more thing: Iceland has […]

Mt. Ghost Ship

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Iceland / Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography

January 26, 2020 — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland Taken about a half-hour before the image in yesterday’s post — looking north, rather than east. The clouds and mist were in constant motion. Indeed, much of the time the mountains were obscured by clouds. My February 15 post shows one dramatic moment. The image above shows a pause in the turmoil of the cloudy cauldron. Still wondering if JMW Turner would’ve liked Pink Floyd. (Nikon D850, […]

Clouds and Berms and Lines, Oh My

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Abstract / Iceland / Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography

January 26, 2020 — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland Iceland’s south coast has lots of berms. The ones parallel to the beach are breakwaters and, presumably, the ones perpendicular to the beach are for flood control. Iceland also has lots of clouds — at least in the winter. This photograph has both. Iceland also has powerlines, which — much to my annoyance — clutter what would otherwise be many great shots. I normally do all I […]