G Dan Mitchell
The Selfie
The Selfie

The Selfie

The Selfie. New York City. August 5, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

On a Manhattan sidewalk, three girls dressed in black pose for a selfie as two men walk past.

Here comes another sequence of New York City street photographs, this time with several presented in a wide panoramic format. My most common format uses a 4:3 width:height ratio, but sometimes a…

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Favorite Time in the Range of Light (Morning Musings 8/31/14)

Favorite Time in the Range of Light (Morning Musings 8/31/14)

Brief thoughts about seasonal light in the Range of Light…

Sunset, Lower McCabe Lake, Shepherds Crest, and Virginia Canyon - Afternoon storm clouds clear from the sunset sky above Lower McCabe Lake, Shepherds Crest, and Virginia Canyon, Yosemite National Park.

Sunset, Lower McCabe Lake

It is no secret that I can find something to love about every season in the Sierra Nevada — the storms and snow of winter, the wildly flowing water and new growth of spring, and the lazy days of summer that bring easy access to the high country. But if I had to pick one perfect day in the Sierra high country it…

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Steps, Hudson River, Winter

Steps, Hudson River, Winter

Steps, Hudson River, Winter

Steps, Hudson River, Winter

Steps, Hudson River, Winter. New York City. December 30, 2013. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Steps, dormant trees, and the Hudson River, Winter

We recently returned from a visit to New York City that lasted a bit longer than a week. New Yorkers shake their heads when I admit that we choseto visit New York in August — they know (and so do I)…

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Morning Musings for 8/30/14

Morning Musings for 8/30/14

Today a few thoughts, in no particular order…

California Surfers, Winter

California Surfers, Winter

The photo - I made the photograph attached to this post a few years back on a winter day along the California coast. It is here for a) those who want to see something non-urban (see below), b) those who join me in looking ahead to the cooler season and its interesting weather and light, c) anyone who loves the coast. (And,…

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Telescope Peak
Telescope Peak

Telescope Peak

Telescope Peak. Death Valley National Park, California. April 1, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Telescope Peak, the highest point in Death Valley National Park, in the distance beyond the rugged terrain of upper Titanothere Canyon in the Amargosa Range

This one has been sitting in my queue for months now, and it is finally time to send it out with the…

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Photographing Icons — Pluses and Minuses (Morning Musings 8/29/14)

Photographing Icons — Pluses and Minuses (Morning Musings 8/29/14)

Autumn Leaves, Reflection of a Monolith

Autumn Leaves, Reflection of a Monolith

When it comes to photographing “icons” (the famous things that everyone photographs when they visit certain locations) the disagreements can become impassioned and the points of view range from “Don’t do it!” to “That’s why I go!” After replying to a question about photographing a particular icon (Zabriskie Point in Death Valley) recently I thought a bit…

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N.Y. Chung Chou City, LLC

N.Y. Chung Chou City, LLC

N.Y. Chung Chou City, LLC

N.Y. Chung Chou City, LLC

N.Y. Chung Chou City, LLC. New York City. August 10, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Bright lights of a Manhattan Chinatown shop on a summer evening

After dinner in New York’s Chinatown district, we went out to walk a very roundabout route to the subway. This was approaching my new favorite time for doing street photography — at night! With…

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Calero Oaks and Summer Grass

Calero Oaks and Summer Grass

Calero Oaks and Summer Grass

Calero Oaks and Summer Grass

Calero Oaks and Summer Grass. Santa Clara County, California. August 17, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Oak and grass-covered summer hills extending into late summer morning haze

This is a portrait orientation version of more of less the same scene I shared in an earlier photograph from the same mid-August morning hike through a familiar,…

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Seeing Versus Capturing (Morning Musing 8/27/2014)

Seeing Versus Capturing (Morning Musing 8/27/2014)

Photographing Van Gogh

Photographing Van Gogh

This “morning musing” may sound just a little grumpy, but there you go. On a recent trip through Chicago and New York City I had lots opportunities for people watching, and endlessly fascinating activity in big cities. Since many folks we say, especially in the most popular areas, were tourists (like us!) there were many people making photographs of their experience. That…

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Little Italy, Evening
Little Italy, Evening

Little Italy, Evening

Little Italy, Evening. New York City. August 10, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.

Visitors pack closed streets though Manhattan’s Little Italy.

Walking more or less northwest from New York’s Chinatown district after dinner we ended up heading through Little Italy. As we walked on this Sunday evening we started seeing huge crowds of people and we…

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