Pear Blossoms, Coarsegold, California 2011

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__0.7 sec at f / 9.5__ISO 100

I made this image on Friday before the big winter snowstorm hit us on the weekend. I am thrilled with the photo, and have many other versions to process, but just had to share this one! BTW, I used my trusty Vari-ND for this new Impressions of Light image.

Also, I have reduced the cost of my PDF ebooks to $5.00 each! I have not changed the prices on my web page so you have to click the Buy button to see the new price. Please share this with your friends! Hope the cart is working right. If not, let me know!

Enjoy,  Bill

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William Neill, a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, is a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in Nature. Neill's award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection. Neill received a BA degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Colorado. In 1995, Neill received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography. Neill's assignment and published credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Wilderness, Sunset, Sierra and Outside magazines. Also, he writes a monthly column, On Landscape, for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Feature articles about his work have appeared in Life, Camera and Darkroom, Outdoor Photographer and Communication Arts, from whom he has also received five Awards of Excellence. His corporate clients have included Sony Japan, Bayer Corporation, Canon USA, Nike, Nikon, The Nature Company, Hewlett Packard, 3M, Freidrick Grohe, Neutrogena, Sony Music/Classical, University of Cincinnati, UBS Global Asset Management. His work was chosen to illustrate two special edition books published by The Nature Company, Rachel Carson's The Sense of Wonder and John Fowles's The Tree. His photographs were also published in a three book series on the art and science of natural process in collaboration with the Exploratorium Museum of San Francisco: By Nature's Design (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1993), The Color of Nature (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1996) and Traces of Time (Chronicle Books / Exploratorium, Fall 2000). A portfolio of his Yosemite photographs has been published entitled Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness (Yosemite Association, 1994) which received The Director's Award from the National Park Service. A retrospective monograph of his landscape photography entitled Landscapes Of The Spirit (Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, 1997) relates his beliefs in the healing power of nature. William has taught photography since 1980 for such prestigious organizations as The Ansel Adams Gallery, the Friends of Photography, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, The Maine Workshops and Anderson Ranch Workshops. He specializes in landscape and nature photography and is concerned with conveying the beauty seen in Nature. Currently, he teaches online courses for and One-on-One Workshops in his home studio near Yosemite National Park.

7 replies on “Pear Blossoms, Coarsegold, California 2011”

  1. Seriously underpriced – maybe.

    I just downloaded Meditations in Monochrome, to complete my collection of your ebooks. On the once-through-quickly it looks nice. I’ll chew on it over the months to come. But the price… I’d easily pay $20, when I decide that I want such a book. $10, $15, $20 wouldn’t make a difference once I decide I want it. That would be in my “price of a pizza” category. But then, I had previously decided that I wasn’t going to get that one, at least not last time I was buying. But when you dropped the price to $5, it was just a matter of how long it took me to find the time in my schedule. “Price of an ice cream cone” does not have to make it past my budget censor. If I want it, I get it, no deliberations needed.

    So, I value the ebook way more then $5, but the price was such that I spent the money when I hadn’t before. (That $10 price was making it likely, but $5 pushed it over into the “just do it now” category.) May you make a big wad of money from however you price things.

  2. It’s funny. As I look at this I seem get the same feeling that I might have if everything were tack sharp. I am relieved of examining every little thing for sharpness, though. It seems to capture the essence of the scene with the parts that would not contribute.

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