My Visit to the Northern California Coast
I recently visited the Northern California coast. Part of me wanted to photograph there because so many of my photographic heroes have, and yet another part of me said: “What can I create that is better or different than what they have done?”
For me the answer was to go, to enjoy the beauty, to be inspired and to try! I know that this coastline still has many famous images to give, but only to those who have the eyes to see them. Every place, no matter how small or mundane, has great images to give, so how much better to be in this beautiful place?
I did create several new images; some are conventional ones such as “Diminishing Cliffs” above, but my primary focus was to complete “The Lone Man” series. I’ll be introducing some of those new images in my next newsletter, due out in about a week.
Another very enjoyable part of my trip was to have lunch with my friend and classic photographer Huntington Witherill. He’s been in LensWork a few times and he creates in both b&w and color. I love his work so much that I own two of his images, please check out his work.
This was a great trip. If you have a chance to visit this area, I’d recommend it as it’s both inspiring and a piece of photographic history.