I’m just back from a 4.5 day roadtrip that began in Healdsburg, California, and ended in Seattle. I was joined by Rick Holt, fabulous image editing instructor, fellow teacher, and photo buddy. Our plan was to photograph horses in Healdsburg at Debra and Dominique Barbier’s vineyard and farm, then cruise the California coast by taking the back way up and over to Mendocino and then following highway 101 all the way north to Astoria, Oregon. We were hoping for coastal fog and mist to lend some atmosphere to sea stacks, redwood trees and California oak images.
Horses? Check. Highway 101? Check. Mist, fog, atmosphere? Nada. We drove for 4.5 days and never saw a cloud in the sky. Not one. But the painfully cold temps did give us some unexpected photographer’s luck. Ice coated grasses, hoarfrost covered forests and meadows, and delicately frosted leaves on the shoreline delighted us each morning. We were both slightly unprepared for pre-dawn with wind and frigid temps, but in our “hey, we’re out shooting!!!” euphoria, it didn’t matter that much.
I’m back in Seattle now with an invigorated passion for exploration and appreciation of serendipity. Here’s a small gallery from the trip. I’ll be posting more over the next several days and will talk about the specific subjects and locations.
Wonderful, food for the spirit.
Happy Holidays and Rejoice in the wonder of it all.
Thanks, Cindy! You are spot on….it was a sumptuous feast.
Awesome images, Keron! I especially love the backlit horses in the barn, frosted trees and pilings in Astoria. You’ve inspired me to get out and brave the cold to capture the magic that surrounds us daily. I love your writing style, too. 🙂 It was nice seeing you and Rick last night. Thanks for the tour of your “cave” and the gallery. Let’s shoot together sometime soon!
Was great to see you, too. Let’s shoot the lights late next week?
Awesome trip. Awesome photos.
When I grow up I wanna be just like you.
So….how about Yellowstone?
I’ll rent a big puffy down suit and we’ll
hang out with the buffalo!
First of all, how the heck did you make your blog have snow? Only you! You blog as you are. Secondly, those images are breathtaking. Your heart and soul seem to direct your lens to the moment of pure beauty. Wow. Makes me want to sign right up to be in your puffy suit and try to see what you are.
Thanks for this…
Honey….You are so dear!!!
The snow is a little thing that WORDPRESS has as an option. But it’s so fun!!! I love it.
I’ll make room for you in my puffy suit ANY day. Hugs to you and blessings for this entire
Season of Joy.