Mark Harding@markharding55

Santa Monica native retired and rediscovering my passion for photography. Every hour spent shooting is a great time and the learning never ends.

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Mark Harding

A touch of fall color near Malibu Canyon. Not too far from here, the Woolsey Fire had been raging through the area laying everything to waste in its path. Luckily, it missed this little slice of heaven. #fall #leaves #california #california_igers #malibu #coastalcalifornia #santamonicamountains #fallcolors #cali #socal #abc7la #l_gf #landscape_specialist #landscapeporn #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #trapping_tones #ig_masterpiece #ig_podium #splendid_earth #agameoftones #places_wow 
#earthfocus #ourplanetdaily


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I wanted to see some if the devastation from the Woolsey Fire with my own eyes. Many of the roads were closed, so I briefly pulled into the parking lot at #malibuseafood to take a look and possibly have a bite. I noticed that they are reopening tomorrow, 11/28. I’m sure they could use the business. While there, I looked around the area a snapped a few shots. The volleyball had a touch of “Wilson” from the movie Cast Away. It was an eerie feeling wandering around in this environment. In the 3rd photo, at the far right, you can spot a lifeguard station at Corral Beach. The firefighters must have done a heroic job in saving the restaurant and market. It’s just a remarkable scene all around. #woolseyfire #malibu #firefighters #southerncalifornia #pch #malibustrong #california_igers #firefighter #californiaphotographer #californiafires #pacificcoast #pacificcoasthighway #agameoftones #cali #californiacoast #santamonicamountains #losangeles


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There are those that can write clever captions for their photos. Others find meaningful quotes from literature or leaders. As for me, I simply like photographs and the opportunity to experience moments like this morning in Big Pine, California a few weeks ago. #californiaphotographer #landscapephotography #california_igers #centralcalifornia #californiaroadtrip #horse #easternsierras #california #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #trapping_tones #ig_masterpiece #ig_podium #splendid_earth #agameoftones #optoutside #discoverearth #exploretheglobe #nakedplanet #places_wow 
#earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #earthofficial #morning #morningmotivation


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TGIF re-post in black and white from last summer. This was taken in Malibu looking out over the Pacific. As I was taking the photo, a car suddenly drove past and created a dust storm effect in light. #astrophotography #universetoday #milkyway #astrophoto #astrography #nightsky #nightscaper #starphotography #starscape #longexpo_additction ;#udog_sky #landscape_captures #awesomeearth #milkywaychasers #malibu #california_igers #bwstylesgf #bnw_captures #bnw_universe #insta_bw #bwmasters #igfotogram_bw #excellent_bnw #nikond750


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One of my favorite places to hang out are the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine. Most photos tend to be towards Mt. Whitney for obvious reasons. However, there is beauty in all directions in this very unique landscape. For some reason, I enjoy photographing the desert more than I enjoy the desert itself, except for those moments around dusk and dawn. Those are pure magic. #sierranevada #easternsierras #lonepine #alabamahills #california #highway395 #scenic #landscapephotography #cali #desert #l_gf #landscape_specialist #landscapeporn #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #trapping_tones #ig_masterpiece #ig_podium #splendid_earth #agameoftones #optoutside #centralcalifornia #californiaroadtrip #california_igers


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I’ve been taking my time going through photos from last week and experimenting with different looks in black and white. Many of the leaves had already fallen and yet the sparseness was just as beautiful in another way. It was quiet and peaceful. #junelake #bwstylesgf #bnw_captures #bnw_universe #insta_bw #bwmasters #igfotogram_bw #excellent_bnw #igblacknwhite #blackandwhite_perfection #bnw_demand #bnwmood #bnw_planet #bnw_society #bnw_magazine #bnw_globe #bnw_of_our_world #top_bnw #bw_lovers #bw_photooftheday #bw_crew #bwstyleoftheday #noir_vision #easternsierra #california #creekoftheweek #californiafallcolors #california_igers #agameoftones


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What looks like an evening picture was taken just before Noon on 10/30 near Mt. Whitney. I was taken by the contrasting colors of the leaves in the early stages of changing color and the blue sky with the fading moon left over from the night before. #mountwhitney #lonepine #highway395 #easternsierra #mountains #alabamahills #california #california_igers #landscapephotography #l_gf #landscape_specialist #landscapeporn #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #trapping_tones #ig_masterpiece #ig_podium #splendid_earth #agameoftones #optoutside #discoverearth #cali #californiaphotographer #californialove


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