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Mount Anderson Farm

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 10 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Along the eastern shoreline of Lake Berryessa - California

- taken from just north of Putah Creek (the principle source of water for this lake)

Larger view / link to map:

[note]: If you click on the 'view map' link - you can plainly see the white barn and outbuilding in the satellite view.

Canon XTi w/ Canon 70-200mm IS f2.8 lens: ISO 100 - 70mm - f/8 - 1/500th
first in series of three black and white images

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Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Wonderful scenery!

10 Mar 2009 5:41am

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

beautiful capture; i'd love to see this in color...

10 Mar 2009 5:48am

@paulski: Sounds workable.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

love the clouds and their shadow

10 Mar 2009 7:32am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

wonderful black and white shot

10 Mar 2009 8:06am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Nice spot, nice "Adams-like" shot.

10 Mar 2009 8:22am

@MontereyJohn: Would that be Gomez and Morticia that you allude to John ?

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Seen in large is even better: very good shot in b/n, very detailed and deep. The lens you hace used is a great one.

10 Mar 2009 10:41am

Marcie from United States

Gorgeous landscape. WOW!

10 Mar 2009 11:43am

Magda from Canada


10 Mar 2009 12:34pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful landscape...the black and white tones bring out the detail so well. Nice.

10 Mar 2009 1:01pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Well done. The black and white is very nice here. a fantastic landscape.

10 Mar 2009 1:12pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a magnificent landscape! How grand! I've been gazing at the larger version in awe...

10 Mar 2009 1:43pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Some lovely views over the last few days Stephen,very well done !!

10 Mar 2009 2:33pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Solitary heaven, I adore this, superb landscape :)

10 Mar 2009 2:38pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful shot - I like the ranch at the base of the mountain - very peaceful image with great sky! This is great in B&W!

The prints are still up on the wall somewhere in there - probably be there for a few months is my guess. Have a great day in SF!

10 Mar 2009 2:46pm

@Scott Schilling: Thanks for the word Scott. I have a friend that has done several treks to Yosemite with me over the years - who would really enjoy them. I want to be sure to take her by the store while they're on display.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous image! I like the farm nestled in by the hills and the big clods above. Looks great in B&W.

10 Mar 2009 3:36pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

The B&W here is beautiful- I would not have guessed Cali, and I've lived here my whole life :) SUPER...can't wait for the next two.

10 Mar 2009 3:49pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

wonderful lighting in this - reminds me of an Ansel Adams.....

10 Mar 2009 4:06pm

@Chris: Oh, my - perhaps too high a praise. Thank you, Chris.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Gorgeous shot.... I really miss seeing mountains!!!! I may have to take a ride up to Georgia soon, to get my fill!!!

10 Mar 2009 5:10pm

@Susan: I have such deep and fond memories of the Great Smokies. Would love to return there.

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

My first impression was 'not very excitingin b/w'. But when having a closer look this turns out to be a really interesting shot. Great use of light and shadow here. The scenery is great as well.

10 Mar 2009 5:39pm

@Mirko Herzner: My first impression was the same, Mirko. To the point that I nearly dismissed using it. I'm so glad I took a longer look. I just made a 18 x 12 print on Moen paper. It is among my all time favorites. Thanks for the comment.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


10 Mar 2009 7:33pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

La lumière et le jeu d'ombres épousent joliment le relief des collines aux douces rondeurs. Les petites maisons à leurs pieds donne parfaitement l'échelle à la scène.

10 Mar 2009 10:50pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci pour les observations, Evelyne - vos pensées sont toujours la plupart d'accueil.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I think this would be lovely cover piece for Steinbeck's East of Eden! Or maybe, Of Mice and Men. Fabulous shot.

11 Mar 2009 1:42am

@Lesley: I deeply love the works of John Steinbeck. His words are woven through the very heart of the American tapestry. Your comments are most kind. Thank you.

sherri from Little Rock, United States

If there weren't going to be any bad storms I could live someplace like that. So beautiful.

11 Mar 2009 6:13am

@sherri: It is beautiful. I don't think storms would be a concern for you. The area only gets about 20 inches of rain a year. Lightning and thunder are rare. The downsides for me would be oppressively hot, dry summers with no rain from early April until October. The ground is known to shake in these parts from time to time. And this is the most remotely situated farm I've seen within California. (Nevada is another matter).

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Talk about a place of silence. This is a beautiful setting.

11 Mar 2009 6:08pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

very interesting in black and white. maybe some kind of uncommon for a landscape photo. but it makes me notice other things like the clouds, the shadows, the "waves" of the hills...

11 Mar 2009 8:03pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Going all Ansel Adamsey. Makes me think of Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.

11 Mar 2009 9:47pm

grant from kansas city, United States

what a view - great shot!

12 Mar 2009 4:18am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice one with this B&W.

15 Mar 2009 11:17am