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Mission Peak Oak


The view looking across the valley seems to go on forever...

The sun was coming and going on this day, mostly going on the near features. I stood on the flank of McGuire Peaks waiting foever in a cold wind because I knew if it lit things up I would have a nice shot. 

After 15 minutes of waiting I got a number of variations of lighting on the tree and several ranks of frames going to a camera orientation of straight up. After I shot the hero frames of the tree I got another rank of the sky and headed back around the edge of the ridge to where it was much warmer.

The frames assembled to be a nice 100 megapixels so the image has pretty fair resolution.  The initial print was a 41" print presented as a Tyvek hanging and it was just beautiful. 




Price Size Description
$150.00 24xLF RTH - Laminated Float Mount - LE
$300.00 36xLF RTH - Laminated Float Mount - LE
$400.00 48xLF RTH - Laminated Float Mount - LE
$600.00 72xLF RTH - Laminated Float Mount - LE
RTH - Ready to Hang • RTF - Ready to Frame • RAW - Print only
LE - Limited Edition • OE - Open Edition
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Fine art photography of California by master nature photographer Cooksey-Talbott. Hundreds of beautiful photographs are displayed for sale online as raw or ready to hang images.

Cooksey-Talbott Gallery is an online gallery of nature photographs. The collection includes pictures of the High Sierra, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Yosemite, Trinity Alps, Sonora Pass, Santa Barbara Hills, East Bay Hills and Garin Park as well as hundreds of different waterfalls. Legacy images are from medium and large format film taken with the Mamiya RB-67 and a variety of 4x5 view cameras. Some of the more recent work is shot with a Nikon D200, Canon 5D Mark II and the Sony A7r.

We offer archival quality prints in a wide range of sizes and media. We print on a heavy art papers and canvas using a Canon iPF8300 44 inch 12 color printer with pigmented inks. Our images are first party prints made directly by the artist. Prints are signed and numbered and include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Ralph Cooksey-Talbott Thomas has been working as a photographer since 1972 when he moved to California from Michigan. During the 1970’s he studied under Ansel Adams in Yosemite. Ansel published one of his photographs in the portfolio section of his book "Polaroid Land Photography" Ansel and Orah Moore, another of Ansel’s students, suggested that he shorten his name to Cooksey-Talbott, and that is the name he has worked under since. Cooksey also studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the San Francisco Academy of Art. He has lectured in photography at the U.C. Berkeley Extension, Studio One in Oakland and Santa Barbara City College. Cooksey is currently working as a photographer and facilitating which is a monthly photo walk that meets up in Niles California.