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My Moderator's Choice for this last week was this wonderful image shared by +Caroline Lane. I love the way the red rock is shown to stand out from the stark cold surrounding winter landscape.
 
Snow clouds clearing just in time for sunset
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I made a recent blog post highlighting a bunch of intimate detail shots I've taken at Point Reyes in preparation for an upcoming 1-day workshop next weekend, "Photographic Vision: Intimate Details and Personal Connections" on Sat. Feb. 13, 2016

To see the full set of images, visit: http://www.enlightphoto.com/views/2016/02/02/photographic-vision-workshop-point-reyes.htm

If you want to grab on of the last few spots, register through the non-profit Point Reyes Field Institute website at: http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/photographic-vision-intimate-details-and-personal
 
Clouds at sunrise reflected in Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California.

There are only a few spots left for my upcoming Point Reyes class "Photographic Vision: Intimate Details and Personal Connections" on Sat. Feb. 13, 2016

If you want to grab on of the last few spots, register through the non-profit Point Reyes Field Institute website at: http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/photographic-vision-intimate-details-and-personal

#california   #PointReyes   #beach   #reflection  

+Coastal Thursday +Jon Kahn +David Polzine +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Robert SKREINER +Gemma Costa 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins+Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood 
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See more of my Details and Abstract photos in my online Image Archive Library: bit.ly/1nHAiA8
 
Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Delglupta) bark detail, Big Island of Hawai'i, Hawaii

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...and...the scent...is as colorful...serene...and clean...
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Thanks, +Kari Lynn +George Melnikoff. +Richard Wong I chose B&W for this cuz the lighting was just really flat and gray  - actually pretty dark gray as it was just past sunset but fully clouded over.
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My Moderator's Choice for last week is this beautiful shot by +Keith Cuddeback - I love the flow of the water heading off the rock and sweeping out toward the sun setting over the ocean.
 
Transition

It's been several days since I've made time to processing photos. This evening I made myself come in to find something to play with from an old shoot. This shot, taken along the San Mateo County coast, I found in my 2014 folder.

It's a four exposure HDR processed in Aurora HDR Pro. Originally I shot 5 brackets but the 5th bracket was just too bright to be of any help, so that's why I used only four (-4, -2, 0, +2). The de-ghosting in Aurora HDR worked really well here because that wave crash was really moving.

The photo was finished in Topaz Star Effects and Topaz Restyle.

#californiaphotography #hdrphotography

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I'm getting all set for my upcoming 1-day photo class at Point Reyes, "Intimate Details and Personal Connections" which takes place this Saturday, Feb 13th.

There may be a few spots left, and photographers of all skill levels are welcome. This image of Iceplant at North Beach was shot on my little Sony #Rx100mIII point-n-shoot camera.

Information or registration is available through the non-profit Point Reyes National Seashore Association Field Institute web site: 
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Evening light over seastack near Davenport, Santa Cruz County coast, California

There wasn't a lot of color in the sky when I took this picture, but waiting until the start of the blue hour to make longer exposures definitely helped to set the moody feeling of this image a little better. Let me know if you agree.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this photo,
- Gary
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#California   #Californiacoast   #santacruz   #coast  

+Coastal Thursday +Jon Kahn +David Polzine +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Robert SKREINER +Gemma Costa 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins+Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
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+Gary Crabbe It's my pleasure to share your beautiful work with the #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional theme +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional (selected by Krzysztof Felczak)
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See more of my Details and Abstract photos in my online Image Archive Library: bit.ly/1nHAiA8
 
Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Delglupta) bark detail, Big Island of Hawai'i, Hawaii

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- Gary.
http://enlightphoto.com
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Beautiful Pictures  - 
 
See more of my Details and Abstract photos in my online Image Archive Library: bit.ly/1nHAiA8
 
Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Delglupta) bark detail, Big Island of Hawai'i, Hawaii

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- Gary.
http://enlightphoto.com
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Clouds at sunrise reflected in Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California.

There are only a few spots left for my upcoming Point Reyes class "Photographic Vision: Intimate Details and Personal Connections" on Sat. Feb. 13, 2016

If you want to grab on of the last few spots, register through the non-profit Point Reyes Field Institute website at: http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/photographic-vision-intimate-details-and-personal

#california   #PointReyes   #beach   #reflection  

+Coastal Thursday +Jon Kahn +David Polzine +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Robert SKREINER +Gemma Costa 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins+Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood 
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A few spots remain for my Intimate Details & Personal Vision Photo Workshop at Point Reyes Feb 13 http://www.enlightphoto.com/views/2016/02/02/photographic-vision-workshop-point-reyes.htm
Photo: Cloud at sunrise reflected in water at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Photographic Vision: Intimate Detai
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Wonderful reflections and light!!   It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the +Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!  
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  • Acalanes High School
  • Diablo Valley College
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Award-winning professional commercial / editorial scenic landscape & destination travel photographer and author with seven published books on California. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Spent a decade managing a niche stock agency for a famous photographer during the 1990's. Also offers Instructional Workshops, Consulting, Photo Editing, and Public Presentations.,
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Gary currently resides in Pleasant Hill, California, just outside San Francisco. Gary began taking pictures while attending Humboldt State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Social and Adolescent Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Directing, Acting, Writing, and Production for the Theater. His interest in photography began to grow after taking an elective class in Black & White, but he soon found his passion was the pursuit of color and form in nature.

After graduation, a twist of fate led Gary to the studio of World-Famous photographer Galen Rowell, where he managed the Stock Department of Mountain Light Photography for nine years. Known for his industry expertise and unwavering professionalism, Gary has worked with many of the world's best-known advertising agencies, magazines, and publishers. He has been happy to offer his knowledge and opinions consulting with other photographers, and has been quoted several times in Photo District News, Wired Magazine, Mother Jones, and numerous other trade publications.

He has seven published books on California to his credit, including The California Coast  which won "Book-of-the-Year" by the California Outdoor Travel Writers Association. His other titles include Our San Francisco, Yosemite & The Eastern Sierra, Backroads of the California Wine Country, Backroads of the California Coast, Greetings from California. His latest book, Photographing California; vol.1-North, won the prestigious IBPA Gold Medal award for Best Regional Title of 2013.

Gary started Enlightened Images in 1993 to handle the sale of his personal photography. His client and publication credits currently include among others, the National Geographic Society, TIME Magazine, New York Times, Forbes Magazine, The North Face, Sunset, L.L. Bean, Subaru, Victoria's Secret, Pacific Gas & Electric, Miramar Productions, Mirabella, BrownTrout Publishers, The Nature Conservancy, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and pro-bono work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Int'l Commitee of Lawyers for Tibet. His fine art photographic prints and murals are included in both private and corporate collections, and have been exhibited in numerous locations throughout the Bay Area. Gary has also conducted highly praised slide shows and workshops for groups like R.E.I., The Sierra Club, The Photographic Society of America, local camera clubs, and at Mountain Light. In addition to his Stock, Assignment, and Fine Art Photography, Gary offers a variety of other services, including Consulting, Photo-Editing, Photo Workshops, and Writing.
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Currently trapped on a rock whizzing thru space at 500,000 m.p.h., and I brew my own beer to help counteract all that spinning.
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    Manager, Stock Dept., 1990 - 1999
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Bad bad bad. So bad I had to blog about & take a photo. Will be contacting corporate office to let them know how bad this place was. I'm from California, and while traveling before this incident = "Oh, Subway; let's grab lunch." After Incident: = "Remember that Subway in Moses Lake, and how cheap and condescending they were... let's skip Subway all together." - Totally disgusted by the Subway in Moses Lake, WA who seem to take pride in providing the very least to their customers. "Sir, that's how we're told to do it," seem to be the oft repeated phrase when I complained that there was practically no lettuce, and when I mentioned the pathetic amount of olives, I was told I was only supposed to get 3 olive slices on each half of a foot long. That is about 1/2 an olive per side. Want more, pay 40 cents more. Jared should be ashamed that the corporate value of least is alive and well at Subway. The manager was kind enough to point out that because I had more than three olive bits, I was getting free extra olives. Wow, am I not McLovin' the Subway generosity. Also on the rant, they can't even make an italian BMT look like the photo on the menu bar. They don't show iceberg lettuce on the menu photo, but that's all they have in the store. L*A*M*E.
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