All posts tagged: Nature

A Remarkable Day — Quicksilver Sea

comments 19
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. […]

Beyond

comments 18
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.)

First Poppy of the Year

comments 29
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

comments 22
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

comments 41
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 Encore

comments 21
Iceland / Nature / Photo Log / Photography

January 27, 2020 — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland Only when the last post actually published did I realize it might be just a bit on the bleak, somber side. That’s not how I want to leave Iceland, nor is it the parting thought of Iceland that I want to leave for you. Here’s something a bit more on the bright side. Now we’ll move on… (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab […]

Iceland Waves Bye Bye

comments 27
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 […]

Foss Means Waterfall — Revisited

comments 26
Iceland / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography / Waterfall

January 25, 2020 — Kirkjufellsfoss, Snaefellsjökull Peninsula, Iceland Ten minutes before sunrise. No place does blue hour like Iceland. And it’s amazing how much a tripod with a five-pound camera can act like a sail in a strong wind. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Clouds and Berms and Lines, Oh My

comments 35
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 […]

Happy Hunting Harrier Sequel: 6 Departure and Epilogue

comments 24
California / Nature / Photo Log / Photography / Wildlife

She flew off to try her luck further down the levee. We tracked her as far as we could see — far out of camera range — till she dove behind the next levee and disappeared. For a few minutes. Then she took off from the far side, rose over high the levee, kited, and dropped like a stone. A moment later she rose again, this time with her prey. That was her Thanksgiving dinner. […]