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“I was happy anywhere I could see the ocean.” Ai Yazawa, Japanese Author
Driving about an hour north from bustling San Francisco, we’re transported to largely uninhabited Point Reyes National Seashore. Here, at Point Reyes Peninsula, dramatic shoreline cliffs converge with crashing ocean waves.Located on the San Andreas earthquake fault line, the 71,000 acre national nature preserve is home to countless wildlife species, marine ecosystems and the Point Reyes Lighthouse.
With photo opportunities galore, our first challenge was determining where to start and how to spend our limited time in this vast scenic park. Intially, we visited the lighthouse and each of the beach areas. With the exception of readily accessible Drake’s Beach, hiking was required to access the shoreline areas. Thus, we saw few other people along the highly photogenic shoreline - a huge expanse of sandy beaches separated by steep, impassible cliffs.
This being a January trip, we encountered fierce winds and bitter cold on our ridgeline hikes and a quick visit to the lighthouse. Our most tasking hike was on the exposed Tomales Point Trail, flanked by the ocean on one side and Tomales Bay on the other. We had the peninsula pretty much to ourselves, encountering only one other hiking party and herds of Tule Elk during this six hour trek.
On a calmer morning, we were thrilled for the opportunity to photograph this rustic old boat, Point Reyes, in Tomales Bay. What a wonderful setting and touch of life on the coast. If only this boat could tell stories.
Southwest photographer Marcus Reinkensmeyer is pleased to present fine art landscape images in archival quality prints, canvas gallery wraps and aluminum metal plates. This work celebrates the transient quality of light and the many wonders of our natural environment. Digital files also available for websites, design work and publications.