Author Archives: © Phil Wendt

Deer in the Morning Light

(Click on any image to enlarge) OK, I couldn’t resist this little guy posing for me.  I went out get the paper and as I was returning to the house I saw this young deer in the side yard.  Usually … Continue reading

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Winter along the Gualala: Alders and their “Fruit.”

(Click on any image to expand) The heavy winter rain storm that hit the coast here over the last several days has finally lifted.  It left some very swollen rivers and creeks in its wake, so I headed down to … Continue reading

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Things are Looking Up

(Click on any image to enlarge) Occasionally when I haven’t been able to get out with my camera for a while, I like to go back to some of my older images and see if I can find a new … Continue reading

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Del Mar Schoolhouse:  Still here since 1905

(Click any image to enlarge) This little structure on Sea Ranch, which sits on the corner of Leeward and Deer Trail, has been here since 1905.  It was initially constructed after a lumber mill was established in the area which … Continue reading

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A Christmas Visit from the Sheep

(Click on any image to enlarge) Every year the Sea Ranch sheep herd makes its rounds and ultimately lands in the meadow behind our house for a few days.  This year their visit just happened to coincide with Christmas time.  … Continue reading

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Faith, Love and Fishing: A Life’s Lesson

Recently, many of my old friends from Wantagh and I were reminiscing on Facebook about our many youthful summers spent at Jones Beach, Long Island.   It got me thinking about a story I wrote quite a while ago (1990) … Continue reading

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Black Point Waterfall

(Click on image to enlarge) We’ve had some big rain storms a few days back and as the rainfall drains through the meadows some of it ultimately ends up in the ocean.  If the storm is big enough we’re lucky … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

(Click on any image to enlarge) Occasionally I like to get out into the oak woodlands east of Sea Ranch.   A few days ago, I drove east on Annapolis Road until I got past the evergreens (Redwoods, mostly) which follow … Continue reading

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The Many Textures of Shell Beach

(Click on any image to enlarge) Shell Beach here on Sea Ranch is an extremely interesting place to visit, especially at low tide.  I shot some images there two days ago in the late afternoon while the tide was out.  … Continue reading

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Turbulence in Smuggler’s Cove

(Click on Image to Enlarge)   It was late in the afternoon and I was hiking along the bluff trail near Smuggler’s Cove.  A storm had passed a day or two earlier and I could hear the surf in the … Continue reading

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Just Another Day’s Hike

(Click on any image to enlarge) Aside from the beautiful landscapes and seascapes within Sea Ranch, I often forget how much a part of Sea Ranch is its architecture.   Usually when I shoot landscapes I often try to keep the … Continue reading

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Impressions along the Gualala River

(Click on any Image to Enlarge) Several weeks ago, I posted a photo essay of landscape abstracts where I used camera motion as an artifact in creating rather impressionistic images.  Well, I’m back at it again, and this time I … Continue reading

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