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Gary Crabbe
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Moderator's Choice Photo of the Week  - 
 
My Moderator's Choice image is this great shot by +Christopher Thienel  of this dog in a great big vast open doggie playground.

I think I recognize these rocks... from the road near Bodie. Am I right, Christopher?
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My Moderator's Choice image from last week was this great image shared by +Bill Thomas - I love the classic desert palette and layers. A very nicely isolated and composed scene.
 
Stratification in the lower Escalante near old Pahreah townsite.
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Many Thanks Gary! Love that UT.& AZ. border area for sure.
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- California Photos  - 
 
This overview shot of Drakes Estero looks towards the Point Reyes Headlands, Drakes Beach, and the Lighthouse. I'm leading a special 3-day mid-week workshop here if you want to join me for a little hiking and photography.
 
Join me for a great, intimate, and fun 3-day photo workshop on this special mid-week mix of hiking and photography class in Point Reyes "Off the Beaten Path" - May 4th -> 6th. The class is sponsored by the non-profit Point Reyes Field Institute. Let me know if you'd like more information, or visit: http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/point-reyes-beaten-path
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More images and text featured on my blog: http://bit.ly/20IE9v3
 
Happy to have made it through an edit of my first shoot of 2016. This is an early shot from what turned out to be an incredible shot in the Los Padres National Forest. I'll post some more images from this shoot on my blog in the next day or so.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this photo. smile emoticon
- Gary
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#california  #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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Brand new on the blog: "A much-needed Los Padres Sunset – Pt. 1" -  http://www.enlightphoto.com/views/2016/04/14/los-padres-sunset-part-1.htm 
Photo: Storm clouds over road in Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in publications
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- California Photos  - 
 
 
Happy to have made it through an edit of my first shoot of 2016. This is an early shot from what turned out to be an incredible shot in the Los Padres National Forest. I'll post some more images from this shoot on my blog in the next day or so.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this photo. smile emoticon
- Gary
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#california  #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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Thanks, +Franka M. Gabler  Nope, no snakes. It was January and still very cold - it had been snowing where this shot was taken from.
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Sunset from earlier this week at North Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Just as a reminder, I'll be leading a very special mid-week "Off the Beaten Path" photo workshop here on May 4-6. If you want to find out more about it, visit: http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/point-reyes-beaten-path

#California #PointReyes #Marin #Coast #Sunset

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

+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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- California Photos  - 
 
Check out more images and text from this shoot featured on my blog: http://bit.ly/20IE9v3
 
Sunlight on the steep slopes of the Ventana Wilderness, Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California.

This image is from my recent blog post, "A much-needed Los Padres sunset; Part 1." Read the story & check out the other images on my blog: http://bit.ly/20IE9v3

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this image.
- Gary
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#califonria   #VisitCalifornia   #mountains  
+Mountain Monday +Michael Russell +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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Sunset from earlier this week at North Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Just as a reminder, I'll be leading a very special mid-week "Off the Beaten Path" photo workshop here on May 4-6. If you want to find out more about it, visit: http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/point-reyes-beaten-path

#California #PointReyes #Marin #Coast #Sunset

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

+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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Wonderful colors and composition!!  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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Sunlight on the steep slopes of the Ventana Wilderness, Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California.

This image is from my recent blog post, "A much-needed Los Padres sunset; Part 1." Read the story & check out the other images on my blog: http://bit.ly/20IE9v3

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this image.
- Gary
http://enlightphoto.com

#califonria   #VisitCalifornia   #mountains  
+Mountain Monday +Michael Russell +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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Very nice ..
Happy evening and Sweet night ahead for you ..☺💖🌹
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Join me for a great, intimate, and fun 3-day photo workshop on this special mid-week mix of hiking and photography class in Point Reyes "Off the Beaten Path" - May 4th -> 6th. The class is sponsored by the non-profit Point Reyes Field Institute. Let me know if you'd like more information, or visit: http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/point-reyes-beaten-path
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Wonderful colors and light!!  Beautiful!  It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the +Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!  

 I'm sorry I couldn't share your lovely photo because sharing isn't enabled.
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Happy to have made it through an edit of my first shoot of 2016. This is an early shot from what turned out to be an incredible shot in the Los Padres National Forest. I'll post some more images from this shoot on my blog in the next day or so.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this photo. smile emoticon
- Gary
http://enlightphoto.com

#california  #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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Thanks so much, +Ger Metselaar +Ron Calvert +Carolyn Fahm & +Will Crites-Krumm  - 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.,
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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    Photographer, present
  • Mountain Light Photography
    Manager, Stock Dept., 1990 - 1999
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Upcoming Photo Workshops at Point Reyes: Oct 2-4 & Nov 6-8
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Panoramic Point Reyes Photo Workshop – September 12
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Two of the best hikes in Yosemite; Part 2: The Summit of Half Dome via t...
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Nature Photo Walk – Point Reyes workshop – June 20
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