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Storm clouds and sunlight over the Eastern Sierra, near Lone Pine, Inyo County, California - From my "Best Landscape Photos of 2016" - http://enlightphoto.com/favorite-landscape-photos-2016 …
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Storm clouds over the Eastern Sierra, California - Another shot from my Favorite Landscape Photos of 2016: http://bit.ly/2jlmvyT 
 
Storm clouds over the Eastern Sierra, California - Another shot from my Favorite Landscape Photos of 2016. (See them all at http://bit.ly/2jlmvyT ) -- They say the best camera is the one you have with you, except when it isn't; sorta. I originally shot this scene in the Alabama Hills using my cellphone while hanging out of my truck window. (No, I wasn't driving at the time.) A quick look at the image convinced me I absolutely needed to get this shot on my Nikon D800 which was buried in the back of my truck. I knew from looking at my cellphone shot and the filters on my #snapseed app that this would be an image I would convert to Black & White.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you'll let me know if you enjoy this image. :)
- Gary.

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert Foto +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
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Good on the go image with your cellphone.
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Wave break detail at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California. -- This image was part of my Favorite Landscape Photos of 2016 ( http://bit.ly/2jlmvyT ), but is also a great example of what I'll be teaching at my upcoming 1-day "Intimate Details & Personal Visions" photo workshop class at Point Reyes on Jan. 28th. - For more info about the class, visit: http://enlightphoto.com/intimate-details-personal-vision-class-workshop-january-28
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You are welcome +Gary Crabbe​:-)
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In the SF Bay Area? Join me for my upcoming "Intimate Details & Personal Vision: 1-day photo class, Jan. 28 - http://enlightphoto.com/intimate-details-personal-vision-class-workshop-january-28
Point Reyes: Intimate Details and Personal Visions; A 1-Day Photo Workshop Class on January 28, 2017 If you’re located in or around Northern California, I have a great 1-Day photo...
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I would have been there like a shot if I could afford to move back home to the Bay Area! 
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Sunset at Bean Hollow SB, CA; Another image from my "Best Landscape Photos of 2016" - http://enlightphoto.com/favorite-landscape-photos-2016
 
Waves breaking over coastal rocks at sunset, Bean Hollow State Beach, near Pescadero, San Mateo County coast, California. Bean Hollow is one of those great places with lots of rocks and opportunities for tidepooling. You can walk the 1-mile Arroyo de los Frijoles between the two beaches, a.k.a. Trail of the Beans. (My friend +Richard Wong was standing and working just a few feet away when I took this shot.)

This is another image from my "Best Landscape Photos of 2016" - http://enlightphoto.com/favorite-landscape-photos-2016

Thanks for looking,
- Gary

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert Foto +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow


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Tidepool at Bean Hollow State Beach, San Mateo coast, California - another from my "Best Landscape Photos of 2016" - http://enlightphoto.com/favorite-landscape-photos-2016
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Great post by my buddy, +Sean McLean​ (not to mention it's got a pretty cool lead-in shot.) ;)
 
First, many thanks to all of our members for sharing their own original photographs. Thanks to the many who share the work of others appropriately . And thanks to our many members who enjoy what they see and participate. I wrote some thoughts on the importance of attribution and posting your own original photographs to the LPC and forums dedicated to original photography. Please read them on my personal photography blog.

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So there I was, four miles into an eight mile hike in Yosemite. The light was perfect, the scene incredible. The weight of the gear was heavy even though I went light. I’m about 6000 feet up, about…
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Storm clouds over the Eastern Sierra, California - Another shot from my Favorite Landscape Photos of 2016. (See them all at http://bit.ly/2jlmvyT ) -- They say the best camera is the one you have with you, except when it isn't; sorta. I originally shot this scene in the Alabama Hills using my cellphone while hanging out of my truck window. (No, I wasn't driving at the time.) A quick look at the image convinced me I absolutely needed to get this shot on my Nikon D800 which was buried in the back of my truck. I knew from looking at my cellphone shot and the filters on my #snapseed app that this would be an image I would convert to Black & White.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you'll let me know if you enjoy this image. :)
- Gary.

* Fine Art Prints & Murals
* Assignments (Travel & Outdoors)
* Workshops & Instruction

#California Visit California​ #easternSierra #mountains #B&W

+Mountain Monday +Michael Russell +Weather Wednesday +Jason Borg

#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 +Ranco Sevla Sevla

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert Foto +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
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Thanks again, +Donna Farnsworth and for the nice comments +Christer Westerlund & +Michael Russell - Much appreciated. :)
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Always keep your head on a swivel. That was the lesson learned when I was shooting a gray and stormy sunrise last winter outside of Bishop, California. Facing east watching a small ribbon of light over the White Mountains, I turned around to see this crimson glow of light on the base of Mount Tom. The light only lasted a few seconds, and if I wasn't constantly looking around, I surely would've missed this shot. - Photo: Alpenglow through winter storm clouds on Mount Tom, near Bishop, Inyo County, Eastern Sierra, California

* This is another image from my "Best Landscape Photos of 2016" - http://enlightphoto.com/favorite-landscape-photos-2016

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this image. :)
- Gary

#California #Sierra #EasternSierra

+Mountain Monday +Michael Russell +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Robert SKREINER +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai

#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 +Ranco Sevla Sevla

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert Foto +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

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Sunset at Bean Hollow SB, CA; Another image from my "Best Landscape Photos of 2016" - http://enlightphoto.com/favorite-landscape-photos-2016
 
Waves breaking over coastal rocks at sunset, Bean Hollow State Beach, near Pescadero, San Mateo County coast, California. Bean Hollow is one of those great places with lots of rocks and opportunities for tidepooling. You can walk the 1-mile Arroyo de los Frijoles between the two beaches, a.k.a. Trail of the Beans. (My friend +Richard Wong was standing and working just a few feet away when I took this shot.)

This is another image from my "Best Landscape Photos of 2016" - http://enlightphoto.com/favorite-landscape-photos-2016

Thanks for looking,
- Gary

Fine Art Prints & Murals
* Assignments (Travel & Outdoors)
* Workshops & Instruction

#California #SanMateo #BeanHollow

+Coastal Thursday +Jon Kahn +David Polzine +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Robert SKREINER +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai +Sunset Saturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr

#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 +Ranco Sevla Sevla

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert Foto +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow


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Waves breaking over coastal rocks at sunset, Bean Hollow State Beach, near Pescadero, San Mateo County coast, California. Bean Hollow is one of those great places with lots of rocks and opportunities for tidepooling. You can walk the 1-mile Arroyo de los Frijoles between the two beaches, a.k.a. Trail of the Beans. (My friend +Richard Wong was standing and working just a few feet away when I took this shot.)

This is another image from my "Best Landscape Photos of 2016" - http://enlightphoto.com/favorite-landscape-photos-2016

Thanks for looking,
- Gary

Fine Art Prints & Murals
* Assignments (Travel & Outdoors)
* Workshops & Instruction

#California #SanMateo #BeanHollow

+Coastal Thursday +Jon Kahn +David Polzine +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Robert SKREINER +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai +Sunset Saturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr

#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 +Ranco Sevla Sevla

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert Foto +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow


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Thanks so much, +Donna Farnsworth  +Carolyn Fahm & +Margaret Tompkins  - Much appreciated! :)
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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.
Education
  • Humboldt State University
  • Acalanes High School
  • Diablo Valley College
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Photographer, author, instructor, photo editor
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    Photographer, present
  • Mountain Light Photography
    Manager, Stock Dept., 1990 - 1999
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