Gary Crabbe / Enlightened Images

Stunning Travel Destination and Landscape Photography


My Name is Gary Crabbe. Welcome to my web site. I hope you enjoy your visit. As a line from one of my favorite movies, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? says:

“Come On In Boys; The Water Is Fine.”

I am a scenic outdoor landscape and travel photographer specializing in commercial and editorial location photography assignments, book projects, and stock photography from throughout California and the western United States. Most of my images are also available as Fine Art Photographic Prints and Wall Murals for private collectors, corporate, and hospitality decor industry clients. I also offer additional services like private photo workshops, presentations, Photo-Editing, and consulting.

 Check out my Image Portfolios and Premiere Photo Galleries below,

New Work

A collection of images specially selected to represent the best of the best from my Recent Work over the last year (appox.) of my photography.

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Scenic Landscapes & Nature

Photo: Rainbow in LeConte Fall, along the Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park, California

A collection of images specially selected to represent the best of the best from the Scenic Landscapes & Nature realm of my photography.

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Commercial & Editorial

A collection of images specially selected to represent the best of the best from the Commercial and Editorial realm of my photography.

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Learn Photography

Improve your vision & camera skills.

 Take Better Photos.

Photo: Photographers shooting the sunset along the Point Reyes Headlands, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Click the image above for more information, and / or Sign up for my Newsletter to find out when new workshops, classes, or e-books are announced.

Premier Photo Galleries

Premier Image Galleries are subject or location specific galleries. (Currently only the Yosemite Gallery is available for viewing.)

Sign up for my Newsletter to find out when new Galleries are added to the web site.

Gary Crabbe is a multiple award-winning photographer & author with seven hardbound published books to his credit. Titles include:

  • The California Coast
  • Yosemite & the Eastern Sierra
  • Backroads of the California Wine Country
  • Greetings from California

Photographing California- Volume 1; North

  • Winner of the prestigious
  • 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin
  • Gold Medal Award
  • for Best Regional Title.

Under Construction

I’ve just recently released my new mobile-friendly responsive version of my web site. Currently this site is under a good amount of construction, so please excuse the dust while we finish putting up the dry wall, paint, add some nice hardwood floors, granite tile counters, and of course, lots of nice new photos on the walls. New Galleries and pages will be added soon.  – Note: A few scattered links may take you to my old HTML web site. If that happens, you can always return to the new site by clicking the “HOME” links.

Thanks for your understanding. ~ The Management.

New home construction in Shelter Cove, on the Lost Coast, Humboldt County, California

Recent Posts / View All Posts

Photo: Water flowing over granite rocks in Cascade Creek, Yosemite National Park, California

Inspiration, imitation, and landscape photography; is it OK or Unethical?

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Whose image is it anyway? When does inspiration or imitation of a landscape photo cross the line or go too far? Photo Above: Water flowing over granite rocks in Cascade…

Photo: Overlooking the hills of Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa County, California

A look back at my Favorite Cellphone Photos of 2016

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Now that the holidays have passed, the New Year is well under way, and my recent post, My Favorite Landscape Photos of 2016 is slowly fading into the sunset, I…

Yosemite Valley Reflection – Which do you prefer?

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Which one of these versions of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley do you prefer? Pictured Above; The original version: El Capitan reflected in the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National…

Photo: Sunlight refelcted on wet sand at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Intimate Details & Personal Vision: 1-day photo class January 28

| California, Coast, Details, Photo Workshops and Tours, Point Reyes, Workshops | No Comments

Point Reyes: Intimate Details and Personal Visions; A 1-Day Photo Workshop Class on January 28, 2017 If you’re located in or around Northern California, I have a great 1-Day photo…

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