G Dan Mitchell
Blue Hour, Point Lobos

Blue Hour, Point Lobos

Blue Hour, Point Lobos

Blue Hour, Point Lobos

Blue Hour, Point Lobos. Point Lobos State Reserve, California. February 17, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Evening “blue hour” light along the Pacific Ocean shoreline at Point Lobos State Reserve

I have been visiting Point Lobos for decades, beginning when I was a young child. Point Lobos was on the circuit of parks in the greater San Francisco…

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Sandhill Cranes, Wetlands Marsh

Sandhill Cranes, Wetlands Marsh

Sandhill Cranes, Wetlands Marsh

Sandhill Cranes, Wetlands Marsh

Sandhill Cranes, Wetlands Marsh. San Joaquin Valley, California. February 14 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

A group of sandhill cranes stands in a San Joaquin Valley wetlands marsh

This group of sandhill cranes was part of a bigger group that came much closer to us than I am used to. Most of the time when I see cranes they are either a…

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The Fly-In
The Fly-In

The Fly-In

The Fly-In. San Joaquin Valley, California. February 14, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Ross’s Geese settle into a wetland pond during the evening fly-in

Often the most active times of day for migratory geese in California’s Central Valley are the morning fly-out and the evening fly in. (In the right conditions, it is also possible to see very active birds…

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Is It Ever Too Early To Dream of Aspen Color?

Is It Ever Too Early To Dream of Aspen Color?

No. It isn’t.

Aspens and Talus, Autumn

Aspens and Talus, Autumn

Aspens and Talus, Autumn. Eastern Sierra Nevada, California. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Every summer at roughly this point I start to think about fall color, and for me that mostly means eastern Sierra Nevada aspen color. I’m not quite sure what triggers the thoughts. Sometimes when I’m in the Sierra — and I am not there right now…

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Birds, Dusk
Birds, Dusk

Birds, Dusk

Birds, Dusk. San Joaquin Valley, California. February 14, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Birds in the fading light of winter dusk about the San Joaquin Valley

This is likely to at least partially a bird weekas I continue to share photographs of migratory birds and their San Joaquin Valley environment from last winter. Certain responsibilities have kept me…

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Violist Janet Sims
Violist Janet Sims

Violist Janet Sims

Violist Janet Sims. San Jose, California. June 5, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved

Symphony Silicon Valley violist Janet Sims at a June, 2014 rehearsal

This weekend I am sharing two more photographs from my ongoing project photographing professional classical musicians, a three-year project during which I have the opportunity to attend many rehearsals…

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Meredith Brown, French Horn

Meredith Brown, French Horn

Meredith Brown, French Horn

Meredith Brown, French Horn

Meredith Brown, French Horn. San Jose, California. June 5, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Symphony Silicon Valley principal French hornist Meredith Brown

This weekend I am sharing two more photographs from my ongoing project photographing professional classical musicians, a three-year project during which I have the opportunity to attend…

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Rocky Beach, Cove, and Fog

Rocky Beach, Cove, and Fog

Rocky Beach, Cove, and Fog

Rocky Beach, Cove, and Fog

Rocky Beach, Cove, and Fog. Big Sur Coast, California. July 4, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

A rocky beach and cove on a foggy summer morning along the Big Sur coast

On July 4 (of all days!) I headed out rather early so that I could make it to the upper Big Sur coastline before the tourist traffic arrived. I succeeded, and there were very…

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Landing
Landing

Landing

Landing. San Joaquin Valley, California. February 14 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

A goose approaches a landing in a San Joaquin Valley wetlands pond at dusk

A goose (either Ross’s or snow goose) prepares to land in a San Joaquin Valley wetlands pond at dusk last winter. We frequently photograph winter migratory birds in California’s Central Valley, and we…

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Wetlands Pond, Reflected Winter Sky

Wetlands Pond, Reflected Winter Sky

Wetlands Pond, Reflected Winter Sky

Wetlands Pond, Reflected Winter Sky

Wetlands Pond, Reflected Winter Sky. San Joaquin Valley, California. February 14, 4014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

A seasonal wetlands pond reflects a foggy winter sky

This is the third in this series of photographs from a beautifully atmospheric winter day in California’s San Joaquin Valley last winter. Although I shot the three…

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