All posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

Sometimes She Roars

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California / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

March 19, 2021, Sonoma Coast I was asked by both Instagram followers and blog followers, “What about the real action outside? What about the larger waves?” There were indeed larger waves. I tripped the shutter about 1500 times so there had to be something memorable out there. Something like this, perhaps. Mother Ocean speaking, not with subtlety as in my last post, but with bombast. She has both these voices and an Infinity of voices […]

Take Another Look

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

December 24, 2018 — Sonoma County Coast. May 4, 2021, My office. I’ve done a lot of photogralogical* archive digs in the past months and have come up with an astonishing number of shots that were overlooked on first, second, and even third look. A number of my mentors have counseled not to even look at a shoot until days, weeks, or months after to shoot. They say it makes it easier to be objective. […]

Let Nature Have Her Way

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California / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

March 19, 2021, Sonoma County Coast It is often my wont to have my way with nature. One of my favorite statements has been that what comes out of the camera is fodder for what happens later in the quiet of my office days, weeks, or years later. But not always. Sometimes it’s best to just stand aside and let Nature say it all. Whoopie! (Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in […]

Tight Rope

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

March 15, 2021 — Sonoma County Coast, California While the house was in the hands of the realtor being prepped for sale, we took off for the coast for a few days. Early one afternoon, clouds cast shadows on the sea. Perfect for intentional camera motion. That shot — one of many, because ICM is a numbers game — formed the basis for the completed picture, which doesn’t look anything at all like what was […]

Where Have you Been, My Blue-Eyed Son?

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

March 22, 2021 — Sonoma County Coast. I’ve shot and I’ve processed a hundred new pictures I’ve formed and I’ve weathered scores of opinions I’ve kept and I’ve scrapped a thousand examples I’ve spent time away in the course of my journeys I’ve reflected so much and concluded the essence And it’s a soft, it’s a soft, it’s a soft, and it’s a soft It’s a soft rain of pictures gonna fall   Yes, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.)

Rip Saw

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California / Impressionism / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

August 14, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California Hiding in the archives. Right out in the open, waiting to be found. Latest in the Wave Cave series. A little less tranquil than recent posts. Fairly small crop of a 600mm shot (400mm on a 1.5 crop sensor). ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/600 sec. (Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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.)

Breakout

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

August 14, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California; September 17, 2020 — My Office This was another “nothing” photoshoot. I was playing with Intentional Camera Motion while waiting for the sun to go down and the Belt of Venus to appear for the shot I had in mind. That shot met expectations. The ICMs — not so much. Not on first look. Or second. Or third. Today I wondered if there was anything there after […]

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.)

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 […]

Pal in Drome

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Abstract / Horizon / ICM / Impressionism / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

August 17, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California There was a guy in England, an RAF officer, he was. A cracking good pilot. He lived at the RAF Aerodrome, which he and all his mates called the ’Drome. He was an affable guy; extremely well thought of. Popular. He had an easy way about him. He also had a unique talent. He was completely ambidextrous. No matter what he did, he could do equally well […]