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Sunlight on the cliffs of Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California.
 
There's still space available in my final two photo workshops of the season out at Point Reyes. A "Limantour Beach Photo Retreat" on Oct.7-9 and "Photographing the Natural Wonders of Point Reyes" on Nov. 4-6. Both classes are run by the non-profit Point Reyes Field Institute, include overnight accommodations in the park, and are an absolutely incredible value.

More info and links to register can be found at:
http://enlightphoto.com/upcoming-photo-workshops-photography-tours-instruction
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Two public shout-outs today: 1st: to my buddy +Sean McLean  who, if all goes well should be standing atop Half Dome today,

and 2nd: to the Los Angeles-based company, +$300 Data Recovery  who successfully recovered 99.99 % of a failed 2TB hard drive that was my main production drive. I got back several folders of processed images that somehow hadn't been backed-up, including this one of a sunset from Clouds Rest in Yosemite. It turns out I only had two corrupt image files out of 1.4 TB of data. The recovery took 8 days door to door, and cost exactly what the original estimate said it would; $315 inclusive with shipping.

+Mountain Monday +Michael Russell +Sunset Saturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai +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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What a great image! It would be really sad to have lost it.
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Brand new on the blog: "Beaches of Point Reyes – Summer 2016 Class Photos" http://enlightphoto.com/beaches-point-reyes-summer-2016-class-photos - A selection of participant's photos.
Class pictures from the September 2016 Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes photo workshop participants. I’m delighted once again to present a sampling of the work created by a wonderful...
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To my Bay Area & California photography friends: I hope you'll consider joining me for one of my last few remaining photo workshops of the season out at Point Reyes, including my "Panoramic Point Reyes - a 1-day class on panorama photography this weekend, taking place on Sept. 24th.

Also coming up soon: Limantour Beach Photo Retreat (Oct. 7-9) and Point Reyes Natural Wonders Photo Workshop (Nov 4-6)

For more information on any of these classes, visit:
http://enlightphoto.com/upcoming-photo-workshops-photography-tours-instruction
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Wonderful colors and light!! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!! Please see the about tab of +Landscape Photography !! We have great new curators.

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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I've been busy with many little outside things, and barely have had a chance for posting any recent photos. Here's one from my Eastern Sierra portfolio, a place that I'm looking forward to returning to in the next few weeks. - Hot Creek at sunrise.

I hope you enjoy this image. Prints and licensing rights are available through my website, http://enlightphoto.com

Thanks for looking!
- Gary

#California #easternsierra 

+Sunrise Saturday +Josh Davis +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai +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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Love the mood. I feel like I'm there.
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It's little baby cow season in my local hiking hills.

Shot with my #S6.
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Awww
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There's still space available in my final two photo workshops of the season out at Point Reyes. A "Limantour Beach Photo Retreat" on Oct.7-9 and "Photographing the Natural Wonders of Point Reyes" on Nov. 4-6. Both classes are run by the non-profit Point Reyes Field Institute, include overnight accommodations in the park, and are an absolutely incredible value.

More info and links to register can be found at:
http://enlightphoto.com/upcoming-photo-workshops-photography-tours-instruction
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Two public shout-outs today: 1st: to my buddy +Sean McLean  who, if all goes well should be standing atop Half Dome today,

and 2nd: to the Los Angeles-based company, +$300 Data Recovery  who successfully recovered 99.99 % of a failed 2TB hard drive that was my main production drive. I got back several folders of processed images that somehow hadn't been backed-up, including this one of a sunset from Clouds Rest in Yosemite. It turns out I only had two corrupt image files out of 1.4 TB of data. The recovery took 8 days door to door, and cost exactly what the original estimate said it would; $315 inclusive with shipping.

+Mountain Monday +Michael Russell +Sunset Saturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai +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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This wonderful photo has been selected as most excellent share on +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)
You may also want to follow our sister page BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo and Top Photo (BTP)
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Wishing you a sunny day with lots of smiles and positive energy ♥
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Happiness is holding a warm puppy, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California - This picture of an adorable 4 mo. old cute little guy was taken with my Sony #RX100mIII while we walking back to our cars during my recent "Intimate Details and Personal Visions" workshop. I think I was heard to mention something along the lines of "too cute not to photograph."

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this photo,
- Gary.

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My Moderator's Choice image for last week was this great BC&W shared by +Michael Flaherty. I love the repeating lines and tones of gray that lead off into the distance and the repeating pattern of the FG rocks and the distant volcanic peak.
 
The Goat Rocks with Mt St Helens on the central horizon, Washington state, USA
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I've been busy with many little outside things, and barely have had a chance for posting any recent photos. Here's one from my Eastern Sierra portfolio, a place that I'm looking forward to returning to in the next few weeks. - Hot Creek at sunrise.

I hope you enjoy this image. Prints and licensing rights are available through my website, http://enlightphoto.com

Thanks for looking!
- Gary

#California #easternsierra 

+Sunrise Saturday +Josh Davis +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai +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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Wonderful colors and light!! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!! 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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Such an amazing collection of award winning images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards. You'll really enjoy checking these images out.

https://www.bwpawards.org/winners2016

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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.,
Introduction
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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  • 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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In mid-February I was delighted to teach a one-day workshop at the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. This class focused on developing

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BOOK REVIEW – More Than A Rock by Guy Tal
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More Than A Rock by Guy Tal Publisher: Rocky Nook 256 pages $39.95 USD I got my entrance into the world of professional photography by worki

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A journey of twists and turns on a photographic path.
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Happy Thanksgiving 2015
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To Infinity and Beyond; the story of a wrong turn and a lucky photo
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Picture: Sub-launched Trident Missile soars into the evening sky above California; November 2015 For those of us who live on the west coast,

Winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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Still life, Edwin Giesbers, The Netherlands. Amphibians and Reptiles, WINNER. The winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year have

Class photos from my Beaches of Point Reyes Workshop
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Picture: Photographers at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I'm delighted to present a selection of imag

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Wall murals on apartment building in Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Upcoming Photo Workshops at Point Reyes: Oct 2-4 & Nov 6-8
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Picture: Morning light at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California The final two workshops that I'll be teachin

Panoramic Point Reyes Photo Workshop – September 12
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Picture: Photographer shooting at Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California For photographers living in, or t

Two of the best hikes in Yosemite; Part 2: The Summit of Half Dome via t...
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Picture: Hikers on the subdome just before the cables section of the route up Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California (Click here to p

Nature Photo Walk – Point Reyes workshop – June 20
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Picture: Sunset light illuminates the spray off a breaking wave along the coast at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I

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Photos of Northern California redwoods, waterfalls & Mt Shasta; new ...
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Photo: Steep rugged cliffs above the Colorado River at sunset, Toroweap, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona If you're anything like me, whe

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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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