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Gary Crabbe
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A Cosmic Explosion of Life; a detail. Of course you know what this is, right? ;) -- Check out the story and other images on my recent blog post at http://bit.ly/2a2SLVk

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this spacey image that was taken with my little Sony #RX100mIII.
- Gary. :)
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For my California-based (& visiting) Photographer Friends, I've just posted a list of upcoming photo workshops that I'll be leading here from late summer through fall 2016. I hope you'll check them out at http://enlightphoto.com/upcoming-point-reyes-photo-workshops-summer-fall-2016
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+Gary Crabbe it was my pleasure to share this wonderful photo to +Landscape Photography !! Sometimes that sharing setting just decides to turn itself off!! I'm glad you fixed it!! Many thanks Gary!!
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Read the story and see other images on my recent blog post at http://bit.ly/2a2SLVk
 
A Cosmic Explosion of Life; a detail. Of course you know what this is, right? ;) -- Check out the story and other images on my recent blog post at http://bit.ly/2a2SLVk

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this spacey image that was taken with my little Sony #RX100mIII.
- Gary. :)
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A Cosmic Explosion of Life; a detail. Of course you know what this is, right? ;) -- Check out the story and other images on my recent blog post at http://bit.ly/2a2SLVk

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this spacey image that was taken with my little Sony #RX100mIII.
- Gary. :)
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Brand new on the blog: "A Cosmic Nebula Explosion of Life" http://enlightphoto.com/cosmic-nebula-explosion-life - Detail studies from the SF Exploratorium
A detail view of science exhibit museum installations from the Exploratorium in San Francisco
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Old Door, Mare Island Naval Shipyard NHL, Vallejo, CA

More images and the story behind this shoot on my blog at:
http://enlightphoto.com/two-firsts-visit-mare-island-sony-mirrorless

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- Gary
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It's still hard for me to believe that this once busy, thriving place has come to this!
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Just posting here in case anyone is interested in joining me for one of my classes out at Point Reyes, my list of class dates is now up. ... Now back to the regularly scheduled programming..
 
For my California-based (& visiting) Photographer Friends, I've just posted a list of upcoming photo workshops that I'll be leading here from late summer through fall 2016. I hope you'll check them out at http://enlightphoto.com/upcoming-point-reyes-photo-workshops-summer-fall-2016
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Tributaries in Black & White.
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A Cosmic Explosion of Life; a detail. Of course you know what this is, right? ;) -- Check out the story and other images on my recent blog post at http://bit.ly/2a2SLVk

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy this spacey image that was taken with my little Sony #RX100mIII.
- Gary. :)
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My Moderator's Choice image for last week is this powerful and graphic image shared by +Caroline Lane that shows the horrific and strangely beautiful image of a wildfire.
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Where is this fire? 
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Stop. PCB Contamination. Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Historic Landmark, Vallejo, Solano County, California

Probably a great place to watch the groundwater runoff into San Francisco Bay, right?

More images and the story behind this shoot on my blog at:
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1085 Nimitz Avenue, Mare Island Naval Shipyard NHL, Vallejo, California

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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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Photographer, author, instructor, photo editor
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  • Enlightened Images Photography
    Photographer, present
  • Mountain Light Photography
    Manager, Stock Dept., 1990 - 1999
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Join me for a special "Off the Beaten Path" photo workshop: May 4-6

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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

The Near-Death of a Local Photographic Icon
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Picture: Stars over the wreck of the Point Reyes, Inverness, Marin County, California (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in

Sunset from Mount Diablo - A quick tip for shooting panoramas
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Picture: A panoramic sunset spreads sunbeams out over the East Bay Hills as seen from Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, Californ

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

Picture: Fall colors at Siesta Lake, Yosemite National Park, California;...
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Picture: Fall colors at Siesta Lake, Yosemite National Park, California; Stock Photo and framed photo picture print photographs wall mural d

A journey of twists and turns on a photographic path.
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Picture: Curving road below mountain range dusted by first snow of fall, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (Click here to purchase a print

Happy Thanksgiving 2015
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Picture: Rainbow over a forest after a storm, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta County, California (Click here to purchase a prin

Class Photos – Natural Wonders of Point Reyes photo workshop
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Picture: Photographers at the Point Reyes Headlands, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I'm delighted to present a sele

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

Check out the great class photos from my recent Photographing the Beache...
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Picture: Photographer shooting at sunset along the Great Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Last month I was del

Photos of Northern California redwoods, waterfalls & Mt Shasta; new ...
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Picture: Redwood forest and fog, Redwood National and State Parks, Del Norte County, California I'm happy to present this mini-portfolio set

Volcanoes in the Grand Canyon? ... Who Knew? [Photo]
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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

Horrible experience. They took my money; Never completed the project. Communication was excellent when they were trying to get my business. As soon as I paid them to start working, it became a never ending series of delays, unkept promises, missed deadlines, and communication that became almost non-existent. After way too much time, the day I fired them was such a wonderful relief. Do not give them a dime. Do not give them your business. Go anywhere else.
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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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