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Sneak Peek of an Incredibly Photogenic Adventure…

I spent an amazing afternoon exploring Yolo County and Capay Valley with Rebecca Burgess for her Fibershed project.

The clouds, the people, the landscape… they all were absolutely incredible that I couldn’t wait to share tales and photos of our adventures. But the day is long gone, and a new day is rapidly approaching, so just a sneak peek for now. A real post, with more photos, and a better explanation of the journey coming soon.

Commuting…

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For the past month, I have been driving back and forth, and back and forth, from the country to the city for this office project I am working on.

And because I often work with MALT (the Marin Agricultural Land Trust,) and they love to have photos of green hills for their annual reports… I have been trying to take the back-roads home, which has been nice because not only do I get to avoid the traffic, but I also get to build my 2009 library of green hill photos.

Here is my next installation of parallels between the two worlds that are not so far apart.

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Trying to wow with my cows… and one sheep…

For the last three years, I have been lucky to get assignments for MALT, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust. I do all kinds of things for them, including, documenting events like Taste of Marin, and their hikes on MALT protected ranches. It has been a wonderful partnership, because I have been able to go places that I wouldn’t normally get to go to and meet people who I wouldn’t meet otherwise.

And for the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to collect images for their Annual Report. The theme is ‘tools of the trade.’ I will post some of those photos next. But in addition to tools, Elisabeth also wanted powerful overall landscape photos… photos that show nature, with a slight trace of human impact and some animals. My first round of photos weren’t so impressive… which isn’t surprising because landscapes really are not my specialty.

So, I had one last night to try again… but it is challenging with our bright blue cloudless skies, because without anything interesting in the sky, it puts all the pressure is on the landscape itself… and the window of opportunity for good landscape light lasts about 10 minutes… and then it is gone. So it is a game of wait…wait…wait…wait…wait….then…. go-go-go-go-go…. and then it’s over… until next year’s Annual Report… so I hope, with these photos, I got what she wanted.

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