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Guy Tal Quote About Landscape Photography #1

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Grand Tetons River and Waterfall

Grand Tetons River and Waterfall by Gina Genis

 

The beautiful scenery is there, but it cares not for pleasing composition or the quality of light at any moment in time. This is where the artist comes in, arranging in a frame the scattered elements into a story, anticipating and chasing the light, bringing it all together to create an evocative image capable of communicating the visual experience and impressing the grandeur of a fleeting moment on viewers for generations to come.

Guy Tal contemporary photographer

Guy Tal, photographer

Guy Tal, photographer

 

 

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Andreas Feininger’s Photos of Animal Skeletons

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Andreas Feininger - Bat Skeleton

Andreas Feininger – Bat Skeleton

I came across this posting of Andreas Feininger’s black and white photos of animal skeletons. They are beautiful and morbid at the same time. Taken in 1951, they span animals as small as a hummingbird to as large as an elephant. I thought you would enjoy these 17 photographs as much as I did.

Andreas Feininger - Bird Skeleton

Andreas Feininger – Bird Skeleton

 

Yann Arthus-Bertrand Quote #1

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Yann Arthus-Bertrand photo

Yann Arthus-Bertrand photo #1

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness”.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand – From the book: Earth from Above, 3rd Edition

Yann Arthus-Bertrand photo #2

Yann Arthus-Bertrand photo #2
Yann Arthus-Bertrand photo #3

Yann Arthus-Bertrand photo #3

Yann Arthus-Bertrand at work

Yann Arthus-Bertrand at work

Snow Days In Idyllwild, CA

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The road to my house after the snow plow came

The road to my house after the snow plow came

Last month, I was snowed in at my home in Idyllwild for two days. I was able to enjoy the coziness of my wood burning stove, home-made soup, and the entire 1st season of Homeland on DVD. No one was pressing me for work because the whole town stayed home too. Appointments were rescheduled and life slowed down.

National Forest at the end of my block.

National Forest at the end of my block.

Once there was a break between storms, I bundled up and ventured out to the National Forest at the end of my block. The views are always stunning. By the third day, when the storm completely passed, the temperature rose high enough to go snowshoeing in a T-shirt.

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Snowshoeing out Cowbell Alley.

These are the reasons I love any kind of weather. There is enjoyment in all four seasons, and fortunately, Idyllwild has them all.

If you are thinking of visiting Idyllwild, I have a great apartment vacation rental. Check it out on FlipKey.

 

A Walk Along The Cape Fear River Trail

Lone duck on a pond along the Cape Fear River Trail

Lone duck on a pond along the Cape Fear River Trail

Christmas Eve 2012. Time is our friend, but the weather is not. My husband and I decide to chance it and take a 4 mile walk along the Cape Fear River Trail in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The last time we attempted this, we got rained out. We are hoping mother nature will be calm for a couple of hours.

We begin at the Jordan Soccer Complex parking lot and walk past homes and forest. Not long into the walk is a beautiful pond. There are still ducks scattered along the shoreline.

A pond along the Cape Fear River Trail

A pond along the Cape Fear River Trail

The sky is gray and heavy, but no sign of rain yet. We continue on the trail and are treated to a gorgeous view of the river. In spring, summer, and fall, it is hidden by the trees and bushes. All of the leaves have fallen to the forest floor, so we can see through the branches to the softly rolling water.

A view of the Cape Fear River

A view of the Cape Fear river

Passing railroad tracks, an outhouse, and several hikers and runners, we approach a small waterfall and old bridge.

An old bridge along the Cape Fear River Trail

An old bridge along the Cape Fear River Trail

An hour into our walk, the sky deepens to a blue/purple/gray, and we smell rain in the future. We turn back at the 2 mile mark. I want to take some photos closer to the river bank, so we step off the path a few feet. There, laying on top of some leaves is an animal skull. It is too large for a squirrel. It has a long snout, so perhaps it is a skunk or opossum. It has been there for quite some time, but even so, there are a few strands of hair still attached.

An animal skull found in the woods along the bank.

An animal skull found in the woods along the bank.

We walk back to the car, and get in just in time. The sky coughs, then opens up and rain pelts down around us. We are dry, very well exercised, and ready for the Christmas Eve feast waiting at home.

To see a short video of the walk with more photos and video of the waterfall, click here to go to my You Tube channel.

Holiday Greeting For You – 2012

Gina Genis holiday card 2012

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Snow Day In Idyllwild, CA

Snow begins to fall in Idyllwild.

Snow begins to fall in Idyllwild.

There’s nothing like a snow day to make you slow down and enjoy the beauty of winter. There are always a hundred things you should be doing – laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and the like. But somehow a snow day is also a goof-off day. On December 13, I had just such a pause to marvel at nature, weather, and the things that are truly important in life. A roof over my head, a good wood burning stove to keep me warm, winter gloves, boots, and coat, and a strong manzanita walking stick.

View of the forest from my loft

View of the forest from my loft

I started taking videos of the snow fall from my deck. Take a look on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJuWzmqxW8I Then picked up my walking stick and headed out to crunch some snow. I hope you enjoy your next snow day as much as I did.

If you want to explore Idyllwild with your camera, take a look at my Idyllwild Mountains Workshop.

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