Rochelle and I have two things that get us out of the house on a regular basis. One is our Roadtrek Agile Motorhome “Charley” and the other is our love for photography. It’s a pretty cool combination. Charley takes us wherever we want to go, without giving up any of our much-cherished creature comforts. And our passion for photography gets us out of bed, and off to visit some amazing scenes that many folks might skip in favor of an extended breakfast.
Lately, we’ve been spending some of our long weekends north of San Francisco in what I’m going to call the “Great Photography Triangle”. Our triangle starts at a point just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. From there, we travel in a northwesterly fashion through the Point Reyes National Seashore to the second point on the Sonoma Coast. From there, our travels take us directly west to the picturesque town of Petaluma. And finally, we travel south to reach our starting point, which we merrily pass by on the way home.
Of course, no photography outing consists of straight lines. In fact, our “Great Photography Triangle” looks more like a drawing from a two-year old, with lots of crisscrossed lines, smudges, hand prints, cereal spills and, well, you get the picture. Photography isn’t so much about finding an exact spot as it is about finding the light. And if the light isn’t there, maybe you can find a nice bakery instead which, by the way, is always my number one backup plan. Continue reading