Photographer's Note

Another gorgeous day in paradise! At least that was how it felt on this chilly day with crystal clear air and dramatic clouds filling the blue sky. When I saw the sky early in the morning I loaded my camera gear in the trunk of my car and headed toward the watershed north of Mount Tamalpais. I didn't have a destination, I simply headed up the road to see where I might find some interesting scenes to shoot. I eventually found myself on Ridgecrest Road that follows the undulating hills rising toward the top of Mount Tam. One section of the road rides at the top of a steep slope that drops down toward the Pacific Ocean. It is a well known stretch of two lane road often used by advertising agencies who film car commercials.

I stopped often to take photos both toward the mountain and toward the ocean. At this vantage point I'm peering down the hill toward the sweeping arc of Stinson Beach with the town of Bolinas in the distance. Bolinas is the community that so prides itself on its isolation that residents repeatedly remove signs on Highway 1 directing passersby toward the town. Today there is no sign.

It was a beautiful day, though when the wind blew up the slope it was very cold. In fact, snow had fallen the night before at the top of Mount Tam. But I'm certainly glad I headed out that day. Hope you enjoy the view!

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Additional Photos by Curtis Grindahl (cgrindahl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 963 W: 400 N: 2031] (6113)
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