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Derek Dean

Derek Dean

Monterey, CA

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I was born in Oklahoma in 1955. I learned about photographic composition by absorbing every issue of National Geographic and Life magazines, and about the technical aspects of photography from my parents, both, avid photographers.

After getting my Bachelor of Fine Arts Film/Video/Photography degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1982, I moved to Monterey, CA, where I spent many years as a professional color printer, shooting wedding videos and photos as a side business.

Being an avid musician, Iíve shot hundreds of hours of video and thousands of photos of local bands, many taken at the Three Spirits Art Gallery in nearby Sand City, at weekly events loosely called, ďSand JamsĒ.

Before getting my first computer in 2002, I shot mostly 35mm film and Super VHS video, dabbling at times with both medium format and 4x5 film cameras. In 2003 I got my first digital camera and discovered the joys of digital editing using Photoshop.

As Iíve gotten older, Iíve become interested in documenting the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula and itís surrounding areas, leading to daily walks through the many historic gardens in downtown Monterey, as well as the colorful wharf and harbor.

Also, my recent career as a chauffeur for a local transportation company has given me many opportunities to photograph the area while showing it to the folks who come here to experience the beauty of Californiaís central coast.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my web page. I hope my images will convey some of the beauty Iíve been privileged to enjoy while living in Monterey for the past 30+ years.

 

Guardians of the Shore by Derek Dean

 

Easter Parade by Derek Dean

 

Down to the Beach by Derek Dean

 

Dance of the Hydra by Derek Dean

 

Cruising by Derek Dean

 

Castroville by Derek Dean

 

Breaking Waves At Carmel Point by Derek Dean

 

Big Sur Twilight by Derek Dean

 

Between Rain Drops by Derek Dean

 

Beach Fence by Derek Dean

 

Asilomar State Beach by Derek Dean

 

As The Sun Sets by Derek Dean

 

Aloe Sunset by Derek Dean

 

Aloe Over Monterey by Derek Dean

 

Yellow Flowers by Derek Dean

 

Wood and Wire by Derek Dean

 

Witch Tree by Derek Dean

 

Whale Weather Vane by Derek Dean

 

Wave Riders by Derek Dean

 

Wall Raked With Light by Derek Dean

 

Walking The Wharf by Derek Dean

 

Waiting For A Breeze by Derek Dean

 

View From Hahn Vineyard by Derek Dean

 

Twilight by Derek Dean

 

To the Ranch by Derek Dean

 

To the Beach by Derek Dean

 

Three Sons - Four Daughters by Derek Dean

 

The Lonely Cypress by Derek Dean

 

The Fallen by Derek Dean

 

The Birds by Derek Dean

 

Surf Fishing by Derek Dean

 

Sunset in Salinas Valley by Derek Dean

 

Sunset at the Marina by Derek Dean

 

Sunflower by Derek Dean

 

Standpipes by Derek Dean

 

Soberanes Point by Derek Dean

 

Sea Wave by Derek Dean

 

Ropes and Such by Derek Dean

 

Afternoon Light at Carmel Point by Derek Dean

 

A Lazy Walk on the Beach by Derek Dean

 

River Road Barn by Derek Dean

 

Pelicans Fly Over the Water by Derek Dean

 

Paddle Boats on Lake El Estero by Derek Dean

 

Over There by Derek Dean

 

On the Vine by Derek Dean

 

Old Fisherman's Grotto by Derek Dean

 

Night Boating on San Francisco Bay by Derek Dean

 

Pink Flowers in a Field by Derek Dean