Some images from this past weekend on the Porter and Brothers Ranch properties in Watsonville. Both are owned and managed by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. I spent Saturday afternoon scouting both locations for photo ops and on Sunday gave a tour to fellow photographers Efren Adalmen and his lovely wife Denise. California poppies were out in full bloom and the lupine are not far behind. About another 2 -3 weeks and the hills should be a patchwork of purple.
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Posted in Birds, Destinations, Marine Life, marine mammals, Nature, Reserves, State Parks, Uncategorized, Wildflowers, workshop, tagged Elkhorn Slough, Lanting workshop, Monterey Bay, Point Lobos, spring, Wildlife on May 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Some images from the recent Frans Lanting Spring Workshop. We had several locals participating and others from as far away as Germany. Our shooting locations included the UCSC Arboretum, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Elkhorn Slough, Point Lobos State Reserve, Garrapata State Beach, and Asilomar State Beach. We had an especially good morning on Captain Yohn Gideon’s pontoon boat in Moss Landing. The weather and light were perfect and Yohn maneuvered us into great position for photographing the abundance of birds, otters, sea lions, harbor seals, etc. Plans are already in the works for a fall workshop in late October.
Next month I’ll be teaching a photo workshop for young budding photographers. The workshop is February 6th – an early session for 5-8 year olds and an afternoon session for 9-13 year olds. We’ll be out at the Marina Library in Monterey County. For more information go to: Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District’s website or contact me.