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G Dan Mitchell
Visual opportunist and photographer of the Pacific coast, the Sierra Nevada, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography and more. www.gdanmitchell.com & "gdanmitchell" on social media.
Visual opportunist and photographer of the Pacific coast, the Sierra Nevada, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography and more. www.gdanmitchell.com & "gdanmitchell" on social media.
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I'm no longer active on Google+. You can still find my photography and more online...

1. I participate in other social media and photography communities as "gdanmitchell."

2. My website hosts all of my photography, all of my decade+ of daily photographs, commentary, articles, discussion features, and much more. Visit http://www.gdanmitchell.com/.

See you online!

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My flirtation with Google+ is coming to an end.

Several years ago, when Google+ was being heavily promoted by Google (now Alphabet) I was among the first wave of photographers making use of the platform to share photography and connect with others. (I was onboard during the beta phase.)

At one time, back when Google was using the platform to challenge Facebook and gain a foothold in the social media world, the platform was supported in all sorts of impressive and remarkable ways. Google hosted events in the Bay Area that I attended, sponsored photography exhibits, and much, much more.

At that point I had something north of 50,000 followers here.

It was an exciting, heady time. We all believed that this was going to be the future.

It wasn't. The first hint for me was at the point that Google backed away from the platform, firing much of its developer/administrative team. Then Google altered the system so that it seemed to become more of a tool for archiving photographs than for building community. Finally, several groups that I had created on Google+ were infested and overrun by bots and awful spam... and the Google+ team seemed to not care.

Which brings me to the present time. I have deleted (or will soon delete) communities that I created here. I'm about to turn off the tool that automatically shares my website posts to Google+. At some point I'll stop participating here entirely.

If anyone is still following me here, I apologize for having to do this but I don't think it can be avoided any longer. That said, I'm still very active online. There are two fine ways to keep up and see what I've shared here (and, honestly, a lot more stuff):

1. I'm "gdanmitchell" on various social media platforms.

2. My website at http://www.gdanmitchell.com/ is still my primary online presence. It holds ALL of the material I have shared here (in more complete versions) and a lot more, and it also supports a discussion feature the you can use to comment and ask question.

Thanks,

Dan

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Utah Aspen Grove, Fall. Dixie National Forest, Utah. October 5, 2012. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. A thin stand of autumn aspen trees, Dixie National Forest This is another photograph of those beautiful, tall, nearly straight…
Utah Aspen Grove, Fall
Utah Aspen Grove, Fall
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Black and White Stripes. Pasadena, California. January 6, 2017. Copyright 2017 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. Black and white strips on a bus stop billboard For a guy who photographs landscapes, shooting street photography can be liberating and a…
Black and White Stripes
Black and White Stripes
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Aspen Forest. Dixie National Forest, Utah. October 5, 2012. © Copyright 2017 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. Tall autumn aspen trees stretch across mountain landscape of Dixie National Forest Generally speaking, aspen trees don’t grow like this much…
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Aspen Forest
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Building In Muted Light. San Francisco, California. February 3, 3017. © Copyright 2017 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. Cloud-muted light on an urban building near SFMOMA This building is becoming something of a theme for me, and I often end up…
Building In Muted Light
Building In Muted Light
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Sandhill Cranes in Flight, Dawn. Central Valley, California. January 28, 2017. © Copyright 2017 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. Two sandhill cranes fly in dawn light I think that the sandhill cranes may have become my favorite birds in the…

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An arch along the Via dei Girolami, Florence. Florence/Firenze, Italy. August 28, 2016. © Copyright 2016 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. An arch along the Via dei Girolami, Florence During our too-short visit to Florence last summer — about three…
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Via dei Girolami
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Weathered Sandstone Wall. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. October 28, 2012. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. A weathered and cracked sandstone wall in Utah canyon country It has been about four-and-a-half years…
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Weathered Sandstone Wall
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Three Planes. San Francisco, California. February 3, 2017. © Copyright 2017 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. A corner along a walkway, San Francisco Since the photograph is minimalist I will make the commentary minimal as well. I made the photograph…
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Three Planes
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