All posts filed under: Inspiration

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.) […]

Chromed Invaders

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

November 6, 2020 — Point Reyes National Seashore, California Still absent from regular appearances in the blogosphere but I wanted to let you know that I’m still alive. Here’s a hint as to what I’ve been up to. A work in progress, but I’ll tell you: not a bit of color in this one, folks. (Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 4.0.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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 […]

Celebration

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California / Inspiration / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography / Point Reyes / Seascapes

November 6, 2020 — Point Reyes National Seashore, California The surf was particularly exuberant yesterday. Almost as if it knew something was about to happen. (Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 4.0.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.) PS — I’m still deeply engaged in other activities and I shall return to regular blogging and to reading blogs as soon as I can. You’ll like what you see.

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.)

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.)

Reynisfjara Blues

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

January 26, 2020 — Reynisfjara Viewpoint, Iceland; Yesterday, My Office, California Not exactly what was happening at the time, but what I saw in the first split instant that I saw it. It took a while to bring it into being. Split instants are like that. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Around and Around and Around and Around We Go Again

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

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 […]

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

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 […]