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Dan Holmes
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“My images are reflections of those moments in time when light, form, and color fit. There is beauty in all aspects of life: landscapes, portraits, action, wildlife, and pure abstracts. There is a magical instant when those elements come together in the viewfinder, the shutter clicks, and the moment is captured.”
“My images are reflections of those moments in time when light, form, and color fit. There is beauty in all aspects of life: landscapes, portraits, action, wildlife, and pure abstracts. There is a magical instant when those elements come together in the viewfinder, the shutter clicks, and the moment is captured.”

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In the Land of Rain and Leaf,
The California Redwood forest is a wonderland of green, filled with tree, leaf, moss, shrub, and water. The forests are made up of various species of Pine, Alder, Birch, Spruce, Fir and lorded over by the majestic Redwood. Many of the forests have been logged in the past and now are in second and third generations, walking under the canopy one can hardly tell. So very different from our wide open deserts - the land here is thick, and close with views of only a few meters. Quiet, moist, with distant sounds of the wind, and dripping rain.

Photographing in forests is a challenge - there is always so much "stuff". Trees, leaves, and bushes grow in every direction, making it tough to compose. This is another place where I love my long zoom lens - looking for small moments of symmetry within a canopy of chaos.

Thanks and kudos to all who devote their lives and careers to managing and preserving our public lands!!

#ourpubliclands #redwoods #avenueofthegiants #nationalparks #danholmesphoto
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Bin Ziegler +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#stunningmoment +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Cai +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#topphotosongoogle+ +*****
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy+Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio+midori chan +Craig Loxley+Rob Tilley
#PhotoManiaUSA curated by +Jack Stepanyan +Photo Mania USA
#Showyourbestwork +Showyourbestwork
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Channel Lights - Shooting after dusk
After the sun had dropped the sky and the channel continued to glow. To my eyes the sky had gone dark, but the camera can see more. A long exposure caught the orange glow, movement in sea and cloud, and the oil rig's lights. As many times as I have shot the evening light at our beach - it is always different, always good. The Santa Barbara Channel from Ventura, CA.
28-300 telephoto, Canon 5DM4, 30seconds @f/8.0

#ventura #santabarbarachannel #ocean #sunset #danholmesphoto
#landscapephotography   #seascapephotography  
#longexposurephotography  
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Bin Ziegler +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#stunningmoment +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Cai +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#topphotosongoogle+ +*****
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy+Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio+midori chan +Craig Loxley+Rob Tilley
#PhotoManiaUSA curated by +Jack Stepanyan +Photo Mania USA
#Showyourbestwork +Showyourbestwork
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It's that time of the year when we think of what has passed and what is to come ~ journeys past and future ~ family, friends and neighbors. Here's wishing you all the best in life, happiness, discovery (and an adventure or two).

#happyholidays   #landscapephotography  
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Kanab Fence Line:
An example of post processing or "finishing" of a digital photograph.
#1. The RAW file from the camera is dull and lifeless, but contains all the data that the camera captured.
#2. Universal adjustments in Lightroom CC to bring out the color and contrast inherent in the scene. I also used the Radial Filter to add some detail to the sky and some contrast to the grass.
#3. Final adjustments in Photoshop CC to heal any dust spots, add additional contrast, and bring out local details. This was a fairly simple photo, that didn't take much work - total about 5 minutes.
When shooting JPG files - the "out of camera" shot will be a finished file with color and contrast adjustments done by the camera. The photographer can either let the camera's software decide how the final photo will look, or do the finishing oneself, and create a photograph unique to the photographer.
The photo's story:
The end of a 4wd track, the beginning of the Kanab Creek Wilderness - from here on, travel is by foot or horseback, and not too many of either. This canyon drops into Kanab Creek and eventually into the Grand Canyon just north of the Great Thumb. It's not often visited, but the beginning of the trail is good. I'll have to go back and see how and where it ends.
#desert #arizona #canyon #ourpubliclands #danholmesphoto #postprocessing #landscapephotography  
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From the Kanab into the Grand,
On the edge of the Kanab Creek Wilderness,
This canyon drops from the Kanab Plateau into Kanab Creek and Jumpup Canyon - which then drops into the Grand Canyon north of The Great Thumb. So many names, so many steps, so much to see. This time it was just a taste - next time will go deeper.
#grandcanyon #arizona #desertcanyon #danholmesphoto #traveljones #canon5DM4 #landscapephotography  
Looking at and editing these photos makes me think about filling the tank with gas... Parashant, Shivwits, Grand Wash Cliffs, Wolf Hole, Snake Gulch, Unikaret... Dang maps!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Bin Ziegler +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#stunningmoment +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Cai +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#topphotosongoogle+ +*****
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy+Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio+midori chan +Craig Loxley+Rob Tilley
#PhotoManiaUSA curated by +Jack Stepanyan +Photo Mania USA
#Showyourbestwork +Showyourbestwork
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Gold in the Mojave,
A late night drive out a dirt track in the Mojave Preserve lead to a spot under this cinder cone. Dawn brought the edge of a storm and a light scattered rain. Sunrise to the east was blanked out by low clouds, but streaming clouds made for some drama over the cinder cone. I was mid-way through a 30 second exposure when I looked up from the viewfinder to see the sky glowing gold and throwing a brief rainbow. I hollered at the camera to finish so I could move, recompose, and shoot the rainbow (it didn't listen). I was able to get 2 quick exposures before the glow and rainbow faded.
#rainbow #mojavepreserve #morninglight #danholmesphoto #mapsaregood #canon   #canon5DM4   #landscapephotography  
This was the first morning shoot with the new Canon 5DMIV - and the start of a new love affair!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Bin Ziegler +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#stunningmoment +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Cai +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#topphotosongoogle+ +*****
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy+Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio+midori chan +Craig Loxley+Rob Tilley
#PhotoManiaUSA curated by +Jack Stepanyan +Photo Mania USA
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Run the 1!
http://runthe1.org/ This is an uber cool project run by one of my son Ben Holmes Wildland Fire crew buds – Shaun Sullivan (now a smoke jumper in Alaska). He spends his off season working with orphans in Rwanda. The event started with Sully, Ben and Claire walking from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco in 7 days to raise enough money to buy one meal of porridge a day for these street kids. This has grown to the point where they have built a school, and are raising money to fund it. The event = a bunch of wildland fire, forest service, friends, and relatives running and biking a long distance relay from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo, finishing with a good sized fund raising party. Every penny goes to the project. They are in their 6th year, have raised over $66,000 and have run and biked over 6,743 miles. If you are looking for a good project to support - think about chipping in. This is a whole lot more interesting than gifting another coffee cup to Uncle Joe. It is a real pleasure and honor to know these folks - Makes me glad to see that the world will be in good hands.

#awesomeyoungpeople   #worthwhilecharity  

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The Tempest Comes,
In a hidden spot in the Vermilion Cliffs, stands this juniper skeleton, highlighted by the sandstone outcrop and clouds from an oncoming storm. This is one of the many sandstone pockets dotting this area of the Arizona Strip.

#soliltarytree #sandstone #vermilioncliffs #arizona #danholmesphoto #landscapephotography   #ourpubliclands  

Shot with my Canon 5DMIV, 28-300 zoom telephoto, with a 3 stop soft Graduated ND and a Polarizer. I underexposed a third of a stop to darken the shadows and enhance the ominous feeling of the tree and sky.
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Bin Ziegler +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#stunningmoment +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Cai +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#topphotosongoogle+ +*
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy+Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio+midori chan +Craig Loxley+Rob Tilley
#PhotoManiaUSA curated by +Jack Stepanyan +Photo Mania USA
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I've created two 2017 Calendars this year: Western Horizons~The Eastern Sierra; and Echo Lake & Desolation Valley. I have both in stock and can order more. Printed right here in Ventura, California - and in plenty of time for the Holidays! They are $15.95 + tax and shipping, and can be purchased from my Website:
I've created two 2017 Calendars this year: Western Horizons~The Eastern Sierra; and Echo Lake & Desolation Valley. I have both in stock and can order more. Printed right here in Ventura, California - and in plenty of time for the Holidays! They are $15.95 + tax and shipping, and can be purchased from my Website:
http://danholmesphoto.com/Danholmesphoto.com/2017_Calendars.html

#calendars   #landscapephotography   #danholmesphoto  
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