December 22, 2010

on my way over the mountain

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photo by Donald Kinney

All year I've been looking at steep but dry canyons -- only being able to imagine the forces that scooped them out.   Finally the mystery is revealed...

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photo by Donald Kinney

My Ohio based buddy Jan Bell of sent an email yesterday saying that he liked this image and wished he was out here in the west shooting waterfalls too.

I am inclined to think that the waterfall (above) is skewed to the right -- I pulled the top left over quite a bit with the Photoshop Warp-tool, but to me it still seems as if the whole cascade is leaning towards the right.   I should probably go re-shoot the scene while the water is still flowing.

NEWS FLASH:   Oh by the way, Jan Bell has just won grand-prize in the Ansel Adams Gallery National Parks photo competition.   It's a highly prestigious award but I think it's well deserved -- Jan is an absolute master of his craft.   His winning image of an Agave reminds me of the famous Edward Weston's style.

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But yes, getting back to the theme here, I was on my way over the mountain and this is where I ended up -- the swollen and raging Webb Creek.   This is the Steep Ravine area of Mount Tamalpais, out by the coast a mile south of Stinson Beach.

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photowannabe said...

Waterfalls are definitely the carvers of perfection. Lovely shots Don.
These cold damp days just seem to go on and on. I know we need the water but I do get tired of the blah daylight.

Scott Law said...

Really liked these, especially the top one. Nice work again. You are right about your friend Jan, he does some gorgeous work.

marc aurel said...

I love the one of the trees and the stream

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