G Dan Mitchell
Wall, After Rain, Night

Wall, After Rain, Night

Wall, After Rain, Night

Wall, After Rain, Night

© Wall, After Rain, Night. Mare Island Naval Ship Yard, Vallejo, California. April 5, 2014. Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Night photograph of the walls of an industrial building reflected in a pool of rainwater, Mare Island Naval Ship Yard

Recently I returned to the Mare Island Naval Ship Yard with my friends from The Nocturnes, a group of folks who…

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Winter Meadow, Forest
Winter Meadow, Forest

Winter Meadow, Forest

Winter Meadow, Forest. Yosemite National Park, California. March 2, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Forest and snow-topped cliffs above a winter meadow, Yosemite Valley

During this distressingly dry season in California, our three-day visit to Yosemite Valley in early March was a welcome relief. It was raining when we arrived, and it remained…

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Stairs and Green Windows, Night

Stairs and Green Windows, Night

Stairs and Green Windows, Night

Stairs and Green Windows, Night

Stairs and Green Windows, Night. Mare Island Naval Ship Yard, Vallejo, California. April 5, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

An industrial building with green windows and a shadow-casting staircase, Mare Island Naval Ship Yard

The lighting is part of what has made photography there so interesting. It includes a wild range of…

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Dissipating Rain, Cottonwood Mountains

Dissipating Rain, Cottonwood Mountains

Dissipating Rain, Cottonwood Mountains

Dissipating Rain, Cottonwood Mountains

Dissipating Rain, Cottonwood Mountains. Death Valley National Park, California. April 2, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

The last vestiges of dissipating afternoon rain showers fall over the Cottonwood Mountains, Death Valley National Park”
I have written in the past, here and elsewhere, about how I “see”—which is a very…

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Clearing Storm, Panamint Mountains

Clearing Storm, Panamint Mountains

Clearing Storm, Panamint Mountains

Clearing Storm, Panamint Mountains

Clearing Storm, Panamint Mountains. Death Valley National Park, California. April 2, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

The remnant clouds of a spring storm clear over the snow-dusted peaks of the Panamint Mountains, Death Valley National Park

This was one of the most interesting and varied days I’ve spent in Death Valley, in terms of…

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Desert Mountains, Spring Rain

Desert Mountains, Spring Rain

Desert Mountains, Spring Rain

Desert Mountains, Spring Rain

Desert Mountains, Spring Rain. Death Valley National Park, California. April 2, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

A spring storm moves across the summit of the Cottonwood Mountains, Death Valley National Park

I have long been intrigued by the rising layers of ridges in the Cottonwood Mountains of Death Valley National Park. Not only do they…

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Desert Mallow Buds
Desert Mallow Buds

Desert Mallow Buds

Desert Mallow Buds. Death Valley National Park, California. April 2, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Desert Mallow buds in the Panamint Mountains, Death Valley National Park

We found these flowers high in the Panamint Mountains not far from Death Valley National Park’s Emigrant Pass, though you can find them all over the park if you are there during…

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Rain, Cottonwood Mountains
Rain, Cottonwood Mountains

Rain, Cottonwood Mountains

Rain, Cottonwood Mountains. Death Valley National Park, California. April 2, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Afternoon showers from a clearing storm fall on receding ridges of the Cottonwood Mountains, Death Valley National Park

This had been a “weather day,” with several hours of snowfall high up in the Panamint Range, where we had…

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Shadow on Door 4

Shadow on Door 4

Shadow on Door 4

Shadow on Door 4

Shadow on Door 4. Mare Island Naval Ship Yard, Vallejo, California. April 5, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

A night scene from the historic Mare Island Naval Ship Yard

This is another night photograph from the historic Mare Island Naval Shipyard near Vallejo, California. It is hard to explain what attracted me to this specific subject, though the…

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Making the visible visible

Making the visible visible

I just heard someone say that “photography makes the invisible visible.” It occurred to me that good photography can often do something even more special, namely make the visible visible.

Think about it.

G Dan Mitchellis a California photographer and visual opportunist whose subjects include the Pacific coast, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California…

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