All posts tagged: abstract photography

Aluminum Sea

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

July 10, 2010. San Gregorio Bluffs, San Mateo County, California. On my way from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, I decided on the spur of the moment to take the scenic route. Web Cam showed some coastal clouds and I was hoping to get a sun-dappled sea. All I had with me was trusty MiniCam™ — my Canon G5X II. (The best camera is the one you have with you, so have something decent with […]

Silver Squall

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

Dec 24, 2018. Sonoma County Coast, California. Hidden in the Archives, waiting to be coaxed into being. Took some coaxing, but I believe the pixels are happy. (This is exactly what I said in the June 8, 2020 post. This shot was taken 54 seconds later. The technical info is corrected here, though.) (Nikon D850; Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 DI VC USD Zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Goin’ Back

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

June 26, 2020 —Side of Mt.Tamalpais, Above Stinson Beach, Marin County, California ICM impression of an incoming fog bank. Years ago, someone — who was so much younger then — wondered what it was like to be inside a cloud. Years before that, another person — who was sooo much younger then — wondered what it was like to be inside the rings of Saturn. In both cases, wondering was more fun. A reminder that […]

How Does it Feel?

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

August 13, 2006, Big Sur Coast, California / June 27, 2017, Silicon Valley, California Gray day. The streak on horizon was the appeal. It was all there was. Shoot. Crap shoot, really. This was long before I was shooting RAW, so no direction home in editing. Gray on gray on gray. Blah. Nothing. Ain’t it hard when I discovered that it really wasn’t where it’s at… It sat in archives for almost nine years. One […]

Submission

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

June 13, 2020. Silicon Valley, California. Submit. v. tr. 3. To present (something) to the consideration of judgement of another. Most of the other definitions involve demeaning oneself. Not something I cotton to. But that is the word used when one enters work into a juried exhibition and so that’s what I spent the better part of the past two days working on: selecting the works that I felt best represented the theme, on the […]

Beyond

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Abstract / California / Impressionism / Photo Log / Photography / Point Reyes / Seascapes

Dec 8, 2014 — Point Reyes National Seashore, California Another archive dive. The image came to me in a dream recently. There was nothing special about the original shot — but today I was in search of a good starting point. Those pixels never knew what hit them… Be well. Do good. Create. (Canon 7D, Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Abstract Series LT919-A 5 — Nonobvious

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Abstract / California / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography / Sunset

September 7, 2019 — Lake Tahoe. Earlier in the evening. f/16, 3 seconds, ISO 64. Pan to the left. In the past few days, many words on the subject of going in the nonobvious direction have passed through my eyes. Aside from being interesting advice for life, photographically this applies to both the initial creation of the image — click — and to the post-processing of the image. A recurring theme for me has been […]

Abstract Series LT919-A 4 — Embraceable Lights

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

September 7, 2019 — Lake Tahoe. Getting even later. Getting even darker. Still at f/10. Now 15 seconds at ISO 64. Pan to the left and back to the right with a twist. Luke’s mentor advised him to use the Force. My mentors have advised me to embrace and use the conditions before me. There were lights before me. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 2.3; Editing […]

Abstract Series LT919-A 3

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

September 7, 2019 — Lake Tahoe. Getting later. Getting darker. I opened up to f/10 to let in a little more light, and let it go for 10 seconds at ISO 64. Click. Slow pan to the left and back to the right. Clack. In dealing with abstracts, all of the hard-and-fast “rules” go out the window. The only consideration left in post-processing is “what do I want to show?” Something in the image suggests […]

Abstract Series LT919-A 2

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

September 7, 2019 — Lake Tahoe. Second evening. Five second exposure, f/16, ISO 64. Yesterday’s post was almost exactly what came out of the camera. A bit of color optimization, removing a tiny bit of extraneous light on the left, and a 16×9 crop. That was it. Today’s image, on the other hand, received extensive tweaking, first in DxO PhotoLab and then in Photoshop. Most of the work went into bringing out the subtle color […]

Abstract Series LT919-A 1

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Abstract / California / Photo Log / Photography

September 6, 2019 — Lake Tahoe. The sun was down and the conditions were perfect for some ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) work looking across and around the lake. As the evening progressed, the shutter speeds declined. This one was made towards the end of the first night of spin: f/16 @ 8 seconds, ISO 64. This series is a test of my ruthlessness as an editor/curator. More to come. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di […]