All posts tagged: Impressionist photography

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 […]

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 […]

Light Path

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

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 […]

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 […]

As Turner Might Have Seen It. . .

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

June 19, 2020 — Point Reyes National Seashore, California . . .Had Turner been on the beach at Point Reyes with a camera. Which, of course, he wasn’t. This is an experiment in ICM — Intentional Camera Motion. As one might expect, the subject was moving as well, as waves are wont to do. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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 […]

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, […]

Lagoon, Simplified

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography

January 26, 2020 — The Thórbergur Center, Hali Country Hotel, South Coast, Iceland Same scene as the last post, but simplified and in other ways edited to bring out something closer to the essence of what I saw. The changes are in most ways not huge — but in one way, sweeping. It’s more than just a crop. Stay tuned… (Canon G5X II. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Curtain Call

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California / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography

November 27, 2019 — San Mateo County Coast The storm was on its way out, heading east to make headlines. This was its last hurrah; clear sky was visible through the last squall. I’ve mentioned that many (most?) of my influences worked in paint, not pixels. Chief among them is JMW Turner. To me, his later work changed the world of art definitively — to me, he is the father of Impressionism. Toward the end […]