Landscapes

Surf from Above Big Sur

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Traveling south on US Highway 1 along the California Coast south of Carmel, there are many opportunities to photograph the surf from the high cliffs.

Mamiya RB67 6×7 cm Roll Film Camera, 90 mm lens, exposure 1/30 at f8 with a K2 Yellow Filter onto Kodak Pan-X film rated ASA 25 and processed N+2 in Edwal FG-7.  1979

Creek on the California Coast

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A creek flows into the Pacific Ocean west of Petaluma, California.  This image was made at sunset with the sun glinting off of the water.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 View Camera, 90 mm lens, exposure 1/30 at f22 with a K2 Yellow Filter onto Kodak Tri-X film rated at 160 ASA and processed N-2 in HC-110.  1993

Conservatory Golden Gate Park

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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is considered a national treasure.  One of its jewels is this Conservatory.

Century Universal View 8×10 View Camera, 320 mm lens, exposure 1/15 at f22 with a K2 Yellow Filter onto Kodak Tri-X film rated at 160 ASA and processed N-2 in HC-110.  1977

Union School House Petaluma

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Small rural school house west of Petaluma, California that appeared to be still in use when I photographed it in 1979.

Century Universal View 8×10 View Camera, 320 mm lens, exposure 1/15 at f22 with a K2 Yellow Filter onto Kodak Tri-X film rated at 160 ASA and processed N-2 in HC-110.

Snoqualmie Falls near Seattle, Washington

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Snoqualmie Falls is a popular tourist destination about 25 miles east of Seattle, Washington.  Its popularity is based on its height (higher than Niagara) and the volume of water that pours over its rim in the Spring.  It is also the location of one of the first hydroelectric dams in the Northwest.

On the day of the Summer Equinox, the sun shines directly up to Snoqualmie river from the west and provides a gorgeous setting from which to view the Falls.  This is a 5-panel panorama made with the Canon 5D MKII 1/60 sec f5.0 ISO 100 no filter.

Barn with Aluminum-painted Silos

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South of Cooperstown, New York there is an old barn with its silos protected with aluminum paint.  This provided high-key elements that allowed the rest of the barn to be rendered a few stops darker.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 View Camera, 90 mm lens, exposure 1/15 at f22 with a K2 Yellow Filter onto Kodak Tri-X film rated at 160 ASA and processed N-2 in HC-110.

Barn off Tassajara Road

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Tassajara Road in the East Bay of San Francisco used to be a destination for photographers until the old barns, windmills and rolling hills became sprawling real estate development of Black Hawk.

Century Universal View 8×10 View Camera, 640 mm lens, exposure 1/15 at f22 with a K2 Yellow Filter onto Kodak Tri-X film rated at 160 ASA and processed N-2 in HC-110.  Summer 1981

Farm House from the Movie, Gladiator, Tuscany, Italy 2012

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This scene is south of the Italian Hill Town of Pienza in the Orcia Valley.

Canon 5D MKII  24-105 mm Zoom Lens set at 32 mm  1/100 sec at f7.1  ISO 100  No Filter

Copse of Trees on the Road to Rome 2012

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This famous scene is much photographed.  I wanted to make a personal statement and along came the farmer with his noisy, orange tractor; perfect.

Canon 5D MKII  24-105 mm Zoom Lens at 73 mm 1/100 sec at f5.0 ISO 100  Light setting on Polarizing Filter.