All posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

Down to the Sea in Shots

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California / Nature / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 1, 2020 — Sonoma County coast The clouds parted. The sky drama left us. But the sea drama came to take its place. Weather alerts. High surf warnings. Rip currents. Watch out for sneaker waves. I saw a complete idiot take his cocker spaniel onto the beach, only to run back seconds later. He was bucking for a Darwin Award. I found a low, but safe, vantage point. Hundreds of frames were shot. This […]

Back to Our Story

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

Picking up from the December 31 post. But the storm wasn’t all Rothko. Something else was afoot with the weather. Maybe Mother Nature had been listening to Duke Ellington — as I have been recently — and misinterpreted Take the “A” Train as Take the A-Frame. Or something… I don’t know… (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.) More seascape horizons: www.amagaphoto.com

Morning

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

December 29, 2019 — Sonoma Coast In her comment on yesterday’s post, Margot pointed out to me that stormy weather brings me Turner, while calm weather brings me Rothko. Wise and helpful words. But Mother Nature works in wonderful and mysterious ways. In the morning, her storm brought me Rothko. Who am I to refuse? The afternoon? Well, stay tuned… (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Prelude (I hope)

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California / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

December 28, 2019 — Sonoma Coast, this afternoon It has been said on this very blog, among other places, that the best photography happens in the worst weather. That’s where the drama is. Today was pleasant. Very pleasant. Not so dramatic, however. The weather prognosticators prognosticate drama for tomorrow. We shall see. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Try, Try Again

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California / Inspiration / Photography / Seascapes

April 6, 2013 — Sonoma coast. November 21, 2019 — Silicon Valley What struck me about this scene was the texture of the water below the creamy sky. It still strikes me. What struck me about the Sony RX100 was the notion of getting exhibition-sized prints out of a pocket camera. That notion stopped striking me years ago. The sticker on the front of the camera quietly proclaims Zeiss Optics. Zeiss. That means quality. Not so […]

Return to the Sea 1: Rising

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California / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 28, 2017; Sonoma County, California. Heading home after a weekend on the coast. As I drove, I watched this squall develop over a period of thirty minutes but there was no place safe to pull off the road for an unobstructed view. Thought I was going to lose it for sure. Finally a safe turnout. And there she was, climbing out of the water, into the cloud. (Nikon D750, Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR […]

Silver/Streak

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

December 24, 2017. The Sea Ranch, Sonoma Coast, California. Christmas Eve. A few hours before the previous post’s photo. The storm was coming in. The sky was threatening but the water was still flat calm. It all had a silvery glow that only winter can bestow. This is the essence. (Nikon D750; Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G Zoom. RAW processing in DxO Pro; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.) More Fine-Art Photography at www.amagaphoto.com

The Calm After the Storm

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California / Photography / Seascapes / Sunset

December 24, 2017. The Sea Ranch, Sonoma Coast, California. Christmas Eve. It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, to get my tenses correct, it had been a dark and stormy night. Now it was clearing. Outside it was gray-black. Then a glint of orange. Then black. Inside it was toasty warm. (Nikon D750; Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G Zoom. RAW processing in DxO Pro; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.) More Fine-Art Photography at www.amagaphoto.com

Through a Glass, Lightly

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Abstract / California / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photography / Seascapes

December 22, 2017. Sonoma County Coast, California. On our way to The Sea Ranch for Christmas. The Pacific was living up to its name. Pacific. Peaceful. Mirror flat. The sky was calm. The temperature was mild. All was right with the world. Waiting until the clouds lazily drifted into position, I clicked. I wanted the dreamy look that Nature suggested. I just helped her along a bit. Then in creative rapture I hit a wrong […]