We’ve been having some stormy weather here at Sea Ranch and between the storms we’ve had a bit of fog push in to the ridge top. I first headed up into the redwoods here along Timber Ridge and found the forest enveloped in a shroud of hazy fog in the late afternoon. The first three images capture that deep forest feeling and the overall stillness I felt as I stood in the midst of this almost primeval forest. You could actually hear the dew drops falling from the trees it was so quiet and still.
The last two images were taken a little later on in the day down at the Monterey Cypress hedgerow along Black Point Reach. I really couldn’t decide which of these images I liked better so I decided that I didn’t have to decide. These hedgerows are an iconic piece of the Sea Ranch “Experience” and hearken back to the days of sheep ranching throughout these coastal meadows. They were planted as a wind break.
The most compelling part of these images for me is that I was able to capture them all within about an hour or two without going more than a few miles from my house. The north coast is a pretty magical place with all it diverse environments all within a short walk. Life is good!
Equipment: Nikon D810; Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens; Oben tripod, Kirk Ball Head