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Gary Crabbe
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Clouds and fog at sunrise as hot air balloons drift quietly over vineyards near Oakville, Napa County, California

Taken from when I was working on my book, Backroads of the California Wine Country.

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- Gary

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Hi Garry. Tolle Spiegelung. "  Aber sind Sie sich sicher , dass es richtig rum ist ! " --Scherz.
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Leesville Grade, an old stage coach route, Colusa County, California

Ive actually sold a number of prints of roads lately, including this one which will be decorating a corporate office wall.

This image was shot a bunch of years ago on Fuji Velvia, which really captured the vibrant greens of spring. Now that northern California is finally getting rain, I expect it probably looks a lot like this now. Now I'm in the mood for a 'Sunday Drive'.

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Would love your opinions: Is it OK to mix sharing DSLR & phone pics on my G+ or FB Biz page, or better to keep them separate, and just keep phone pics on Instagram? 

Thanks to my daughter I just recently started sharing my phone pics on Instagram:  - but I'm unsure if I should cross-post DSLR & phone pics?  Anyone experience or foresee any potential problems, especially from a professional's vantage point?

Cheers & Thanks in advance for any thoughts on the subject.
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Wow, +joe kromph ...what a coincidence.  ;)
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I was away most of last week, and just had a chance to see many of the great images uploaded. Obviously there were quite a number of really excellent images that caught my eye, but my Moderator's Choice for last week goes to +Tom Lussier for this beautifully moody shot from the desert. There's a great range of tone in here, and the lighting really does set the mood.
~ Desert Storm Coming ~

The Sonoran Desert just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.
I have been going back through my archives(this image is from 2007) for a number of reasons that include finding images that may work in monotone/B&W.

Captured with the six megapixel Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70 @ 18mm, f/10, polarizer.

#TomLussierPhotography #Arizona #Landscape #desert #landscapephotography #Nikon #photography #NikonD70 #USA

This image is protected by United States and international copyright laws. It may be reproduced only with written permission. Copyright © 2014 Tom Lussier Photography. All rights reserved. While the photo is listed as "public", it is not public domain, nor is it a free stock image. Use without written consent by the author is illegal and punishable by law.

If you would like to use any of my images please visit my website and contact me first. But as always please feel free to share it on G+.
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+Peggy Thompson Thank you Peggy!
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I'm teaching another of my popular 1-Day Panoramic Photo Workshop classes at Point Reyes on May 10th, through the non-profit organization, the Point Reyes Field Institute. Class size is limited, so be sure to sign up soon.
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Five Redwoods, Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, Redwood State and National Parks, California
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Professional Commercial / Editorial Scenic Landscape & Travel Photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Spent a decade managing a niche stock agency for a famous photographer during the 1990's. Now completing work on his seventh book. Also offers Instructional Workshops, Consulting, Photo Editing, and Public Presentations.,
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 hassix coffee-table format books to his credit; The California Coast (2001) which won "Book-of-the-Year 2002" by the California Outdoor Travel Writers Association, and Our San Francisco (2003). Both titles have been published by Voyageur Press. The third book, Yosemite & The Eastern Sierra was published in the fall of 2004 by Welcome Books. The fourth book, Backroads of the California Wine Country, was published by Voyageur Press in the Spring of 2006. His fifth title, Backroads of the California Coast, was published in the Spring of 2009. His sixth title, Greetings from California, was released in late of 2010. His web site was awarded "Editors Choice" in the Netscape, AOL, and Lycos directories and has been one of the most popular individual photographer sites on the Internet.

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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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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