Inspiring Landscapes - Newest Photographs - by David Dilworth
This website, including all images and poetry are © Copyright 2004-2016 David Dilworth.
This website, including all images and poetry are © Copyright 2004-2016 David Dilworth.
Newest Fine Art Images --
(April 2011) Mt Toro Snowstorm (detail). Mt Toro (visible nestled under the tree bough) overlooks Salinas and Monterey. It is about 3,000 feet high. Compare its height with the Cumulo-Nimbus cloud which just covered it with snow. (I estimate the cloud is at least 10 times higher than Mt Toro; making it at least 30,000 feet and likely 35,000 feet high.)
(Jan 30, 2011) Tom Davies and I had a fabulous Art Opening Party
at Big Sur's Camaldolese Hermitage this Sunday. More than a dozen friends
"braved" the storm and caravanned the scenic excursion down from the Peninsula. Two dear
family friends even drove all the way from Davis to join in AND celebrate
their wedding anniversary by staying at the Hermitage !
and I especially enjoyed meeting some monks.
Our fabulous art curator, BeBe, arranged the show so it looks marvelous
(and I'm delighted so many were mesmerized by my slide shows).
It will be up until May, so pack a picnic and come on down.
The prints on display include:
Big Sur Poppy Scape, Breathtaking Vista, Big Sur Dawn, South Coast Waterfall (shown above), Fog Tsunami;
Rock, Ridge, Sea and Endless Sky; Big Sur Aqua, and Poppy Picnic (shown below).
I'm predicting a spectacular Big Sur Spring filled with flowers.
Our fabulous art curator, BeBe, arranged the show so it looks marvelous (and I'm delighted so many were mesmerized by my slide shows). It will be up until May, so pack a picnic and come on down.
The prints on display include: Big Sur Poppy Scape, Breathtaking Vista, Big Sur Dawn, South Coast Waterfall (shown above), Fog Tsunami; Rock, Ridge, Sea and Endless Sky; Big Sur Aqua, and Poppy Picnic (shown below). I'm predicting a spectacular Big Sur Spring filled with flowers.
(Jan 27, 2011) Coast Weekly listed our opening party as a "Hot Pick" and the Go published this image:
(Jan 6, 2011) "Blue-Green Flash" is now linked from a fabulous Green-Flash website by Andrew T. Young (He is also the author of the great article explaining color that we link to from this website's page of helpful articles.)
(Dec 26, 2010) So you can see images at a larger size, I've enlarged the view of many of them. The online images are the same size as before, it is just easier for you to view the images at the maximum allowed (by their online size which have resolution limited to prevent unauthorized use).
(Oct 27, 2010) Jurors of Arts Council of
Monterey County selected "Endangered Condor, Big Sur" for display
outside County Supervisor's Chambers. ("Proving the Universe
does have a sense of Humor" -Robin Salsburg)
(July 26) The New Camaldoli Hermitage Gallery in Big Sur is now showing
June 4, 2010 -- Sorry - I've been spending so much time outside finding spectacular visions to bring back for you - I haven't had time to put anything up here for several months. So here's a few glimpses of what's to come - and the Fine art images which can be printed at 4 x 6 feet with fine detail.
(May 1) Night Cloud Glow, Big Sur
March 20 Big Sur Wild Flower Garden
Jan 25 Big Sur Snow and Horses grazing
Jan 20 Thunderous Day! I came as close to a lightning bolt as I ever want to (flash and crack at the same instant - right overhead ! - left my "Lightning rod" (tripod) and ran for the car).Then photographed some giant waves crashing onto our continent, a squall line and watched a starfish fly past me 50 feet above the sea !
Jan 19 I'm newly a member of the Big Sur Artists WikiSpaces (BigSurArts.wikispaces.com)
(Dec 19, 2009) Fine Art Gallery Showing: Big Sur's Del Campo Gallery is now displaying my Big Sur color landscape photography among other wonderful fine art paintings, jewelry and sculpture (You have to see the bronze shark).
Nov, 2009 Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) collected three more Landscape images for their collection including "Soberanes Fog Tsunami,"
Nov 19 Vivid Mushroom in Native Monterey pine forest
(Nov. 10, Tuesday) "Hidden Beauty of Big Sur: A Photographer's Perspective" 7:00 pm, at REI Marina --
"Rocky coastlines, pristine sand beaches, mountains soaring from the sea... Big Sur landscapes are world-renowned for their grandeur. Join award-winning landscape photographer David Dilworth for an inspirational slide show of Big Sur's natural treasures. As David takes you from state and county parks along the coast to points inland in Los Padres National Forest and Ventana Wilderness, he'll show you the exquisite beauty of the region's habitats and wildlife. Come delight in frolicking sea otters, soaring condors, and brown pelicans playing overhead. From the dramatic to the serene, David will present Big Sur at its best."
(April) Big Sur Poppy Scape
Guests at David's Big Sur Art Opening
Saturday October 18 at 6:00 pm -- My First Art Gallery Show !!! - Party to Open at Big Sur's Soul River Studios (next to River Inn and above the Pub). Hors doeurves :-), wine and "intentional" water will be served.
Monterey County Weekly mention of the opening published my photo of "
Monterey County Weekly mention of the opening published my photo of "Rock, Ridge, Sea and Endless Sky" --
Friday October 10, 2008 -- I will give a free narrated Slide Show "Big Sur Sublime Secrets" of some 200 images on Henry Miller Gallery's giant 21 foot by 30 foot outdoor screen - Coffee and Tea and Horse Doeurves - starting at 7:pm.
New "Fresh" Images Page: -- Vivid and Sensual:
New "Fresh" Images Page: -- Vivid and Sensual:Poppy Lips, Dramatic Vulture Wings Spread "Water-Lips" and more…
Slide Show for Carmel Valley Women’s Network – Thursday May 3, 2007, 12:30 Carmel Valley Village Church (free)
I made a delightfully successful presentation to the Carmel Foundation March 26, 2007. Among other compliments, they asked me to publish a book of my images. One gentleman opined that their group had seen thousands of photos of Big Sur, but that I "had captured Big Sur as we really know it."
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Newest Fun and Fascinating Images --
(Oct. 23, 2010 Friday) Group show at MIIS. "Artists without Borders" Opening tonight at 6:00 pm in Holland Center. I'm displaying "WaterLips" and "Lupine Vista"
(Sept 22, 2010) Three of my poems were displayed at the London Design Festival in Trafalgar Square by the 8 Laser drawing robots of the Outrace Project (click below to see videos):
(June) Squirrel Snacking
(June 7) Swallow returning to Big Sur Nest
Swallow wing and face detail below.
Pause for a moment and consider how difficult it is to capture a sharp image, an image free of blur from movement, of a graceful slow flying bird in flight such as a Pelican.
Its rather difficult. You must have a very fast shutter speed (1/500 or faster), and pan (sweep) the camera to keep the bird in the frame. But the hardest part might be staying in focus while panning since the bird rarely cooperates by staying the same distance while you are shooting. And that's for a slow flying bird like a pelican.
Now consider how much harder it is to capture an image of a zippy Swallow as it constantly swoops and jinks at high speed. Not just to get a photo, but to get a sharp detailed photo of a Swallow in flight? Impossible? Well, nothing resembling easy.
Now you are ready to appreciate the sharp detail of this Swallow's wing feathers during flight:
(May 31, 2010) Rare Sea Otter - Out of the ocean, sharing a rock with Sea Lions at Point Lobos
May 29 Big Sur Hummingbird
May 25 Rare Snowy Plover (protected by our US Endangered Species Act) at Asilomar Beach in morning
(Sept. 24, 09) You can see a slideshow of my newest images at Canterbury Woods in Pacific Grove. 10:30 am.
(April 2010) - One fine Big Sur morning, after spending 3 months photographing wildflowers and green hills on every possible Big Sur hill from Point Lobos to Nacimiento Grade,
THAT was one my life's greatest honors. I was present to saw a see lot of condor behaviour that day: A kiss, yelling, annoyance, an apology, and more. March 2009 - Photographing a
THAT was one my life's greatest honors. I was present to saw a see lot of condor behaviour that day: A kiss, yelling, annoyance, an apology, and more.
March 2009 - Photographing aMoonrise over Carmel, I was taking a 30 second photo
of the night sky over Point Lobos when a medium sized
of the night sky over Point Lobos when a medium sizedmeteor streaked by and provided a great show. Like an upside down Roman Candle the meteor showered Carmel Bay with torch white light with sparkles of green, yellow, silver and reds.
Its a very dark exposure, and has a lot of noise, but you can just make out its
Its a very dark exposure, and has a lot of noise, but you can just make out itsreflection on the ocean as it passes in front of clouds with Point Lobos in the background. That perfectly illustrates the definition of "luck." - Where preparation meets opportunity.