Photographer's Note

Jenner Beach is where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. POV is looking south towards Bodega Bay (best known for being the place where Hitchcock filmed “The Birds”),a short 10 minute drive down the coast from Jenner. The white dots on the beach sand are large seagulls, and the brown shapes that look like large rocks along the top of the river’s edge, are female seals and their pups lounging in the sun. If you’re in this area, and have an interest in alternative architecture, travel 20 miles further up the coast to Sea Ranch, an award winning community developed in the 60’s to blend in with and have minimal impact on environment. The landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin, incorporated the Native Pomo Indian’s philosophy to “live lightly upon the land” in his design.

If you follow the highway along the Russian river inland from Jenner Beach, you’ll end up in wine country (Sonoma and Napa), after traveling through some very cool little towns.

Technical aspects: This was slide film, Kodak 200. It’s an older (2001) scanned image of a photograph, so I cropped a bit in PS 2.0 to clean up the edges, applied auto contrast, increased the saturation levels +5, and filtered to take some slight noise out of the sky.

Conditions: Afternoon, clear.

Goal: It’s such an great vista from this turn-out viewing point along the highway, I wanted to capture the coastline panorama before going down to the beach to take a few close-up photos.

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