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How Difficult Was That Photograph? And Who Cares? (Morning Musings 11/22.14) (7 comments)
“One might ask, is the story augmenting the image, or is the image augmenting the story?”

Interesting, and in line with some of my vague comments about the issue being more complicated than it might first seem. If one’s primary goal is to tell sto […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-11-23 09:19:13
Two From the Waterpocket Fold Area (2 comments)
Thanks, Courtney! […]
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G Dan Mitchell
2014-11-20 20:54:53
Disclosing Photo Locations: How Much Information is Too Much? (39 comments)
I do not think where you took a great photo is a secret. Nor do I think you should do the work for others by telling them the exact location. I can study Ansel Adams, drive into Yosemite, look for a similar location and shoot away.

In my short ti […]

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Dave Boettcher
2014-11-16 21:12:41
Edward Weston Darkroom (2 comments)
Members of the Weston family live there today… and they actually rent one of the “cabins” on the property to guests. I don’t have any direct information about it, but here is a place to start: http://www.kimweston.com/wildcat-hill/stay-over-at-wild […]
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G Dan Mitchell
2014-11-15 13:06:01
Too Many Utah Photographs? (Morning Musings for 11/12/14) (1 comments)
Love the “macked crud” shot! (I have a gadzillion of them, too, but not as good as this one!)

I also have a double-gadzillion Utah / Desert Southwest shots – I’m almost OCD about capturing every little detail and angle.

Like your perspective, G […]

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Gambolin’ Man
2014-11-12 11:00:12
My Place. Your Place. Their Place (Morning Musings 11/7/14) (6 comments)
Hi Edie! Thanks for sharing that poem.

Dan […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-11-07 22:53:01
Autumn Morning, Fremont River Valley (2 comments)
Dave, that’s quite a story! And I’m with you when it comes to thinking about what it must have been like living out there a century ago.

Dan […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-11-07 22:50:12
About Tripods (Morning Musings 11/4/14) (1 comments)
Thanks for the writeup, Dan! […]
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John
2014-11-04 08:00:09
Peninsula, Trees, Evening Light (1 comments)
This is a really good composition! Love it! […]
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Joshua
2014-11-03 08:44:00
2014 Studio Nocturne Artspan Open Studio (2 comments)
Great! Hope to see you there!

Dan […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-10-17 08:17:45
Seeing Without Seeing (Morning Musings 10/14/14) (2 comments)
Dusty, I think you touch on a lot of important ideas in your post.

When I wrote the article about “Seeing Without Seeing,” I was aware that my focus was on what was being missed rather than on what is potentially being gained. (I briefly alluded t […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-10-15 11:34:14
Green and Yellow Aspens (2 comments)
Good morning, Blake.

The aspen color show in California will be over by then, I’m afraid. It started almost two weeks ago, and probably has another week to go before most of the low elevation aspen color runs out. As you point out, there are other s […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-10-14 05:49:39
Glacial Erratics, Cathedral Range (4 comments)
Thank you, Gary. This was a productive little spot for me, as more than one of the recent photographs were made on this ridge. This shot almost didn’t happen. Just as I got set up a cloud far to the west blocked the sun. It looked like it might break […]
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G Dan Mitchell
2014-10-08 19:58:48
Sierra Nevada Fall Color Season – Coming Sooner Than You Think! (29 comments)
Thanks for that report, Ronald. I haven’t been up since mid-September, but I’m hoping to make a visit soon — so the update is very helpful.

Conway Summit is one of the more spectacular locations in the eastern Sierra, and it sounds like you timed […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-10-05 21:48:44
Textures and Reflections (2 comments)
Thanks! […]
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G Dan Mitchell
2014-10-05 08:33:23
Camera Gear… and Baseball (Morning Musings 10/3/14) (4 comments)
Thanks, Jean. Sony looks (at the moment) to be cornering a good part of the sensor market. When you mention Pentax… I’m quite intrigued by the Pentax 645z “mini MF” body with the 50MP 33mm x 44mm sensor… made by Sony!

I still need a DSLR, so I […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-10-03 21:56:30
Pick the Right Friends… (Morning Musings 9/29/14) (4 comments)
Absolutely. In the same way that John Sexton is sometimes known as “Mr. Zone,” perhaps we should start calling Charlie “Mr. Curve.” ;-)

Dan […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-29 15:20:12
What’s With the Daily Photographs? (Morning Musings 9/28/14) (2 comments)
Ernie, although I typically queue up the photographs ahead of time, a bit of manual intervention is often required when they appear on social media sites — and my typical ritual is to get up very early, stumble in the semi-darkness to the kitchen, […]
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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-29 10:09:41
Social Media and the Death of the Web (Morning Musings 9/27/14) (4 comments)
Hi Sean:

I’m with you in acknowledging that social media have brought me in contact with many, many wonderful people that I might not otherwise have gotten to know. I’ve always been a fan to the positive potential of these things, right from my fi […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-28 20:12:39
Only As Good As Your Poorest Picture? (Morning Musings 9/26/14) (3 comments)
“The perfect is the enemy of the good” embodies a very important point for life in general — not just photography. Behind it is a belief that perfection is actually an unrealistic and, frankly, impossible goal.

A much better and more useful on […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-26 11:53:38
Marmot Poo (Morning Musings 9/25/14) (4 comments)
As someone I know might say, “That’s an idea.” ;-)

Come to think of it, I probably do know more about marmot poo that one really needs to know….

Dan […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-26 09:13:00
Quotations and Photographs (Morning Musings 9/21/14) (4 comments)
It should be no surprise to you that I agree with you regarding the “no simple answers” point. (And if I were in the right mood, I might well answer the same questions in the context of music the same way: “yes.” ;-)

I posed this generalized list […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-21 11:17:28
Switching. And Patience. (Morning Musings 9/18/14) (4 comments)
Richard, I’m with you, and the great majority of serious photographers I know understand this, too. The advances are real, but they are also incremental, and not every advance is worthy of a response.

Now I’m certainly not suggesting that the new c […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-19 07:03:37
Sierra Fall Color Speculation (Morning Musings 9/14/14) (6 comments)
Hi Wayne:

I agree that it does not have the soft palette that I so often favor in many of my photographs, so I think that what you were seeing was real.

I’m also watching the color change updates carefully. I think that it might be possible to […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-17 19:31:31
I’m Amazingly Humbled! Not. (Morning Musing 9/17/14) (8 comments)
I’m humbled that I managed to humble a humble guy like you… ;-)

Lots of people miss that distinction, so save the “I’m an immigrant” card for a time when you really need it!

By the way, I’m looking forward to our meet-up in late October.

D […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-17 19:29:18
“Secrets of Photography.” Not. (Morning Musings 9/16/14) (9 comments)
Dusty: Thanks for writing. You make a whole lot of important and pertinent points here, including about…

How we all see things that we aspire to understand or to be able to do ourselves, and the processes by which we try to understand how to do […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-17 10:05:22
Urban Life, Manhattan (2 comments)
Thanks, Mark!

Dan […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-09-11 09:55:42
Telescope Peak (2 comments)
Thanks, Courtney!

Dan […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-08-30 14:18:46
Photographing Icons — Pluses and Minuses (Morning Musings 8/29/14) (3 comments)
Dan,

Thanks for your reply.

I agree about the difficulty in shooting a familiar subject. When I approach one…even just knowing I will someday approach one has me second-guessing myself. My memory is tainted by all the images I’ve already se […]

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Dusty
2014-08-30 09:01:37
Foregoing Seeing in Order to Capture (Morning Musing 8/27/2014) (2 comments)
It makes sense to me, Johann.

There are a few circumstances in which I will photograph in museums. (Obviously, since the photograph attached to the article was made in a museum!)

1. I like to photograph the spaces inside museums and the people occu […]

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G Dan Mitchell
2014-08-28 10:06:35

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