Where it Starts and Where it Ends #2

Marty CohenCalifornia, Carmel Valley, Nature Photography8 Comments

In nature, most all things have a beginning and an end. In this image we see evidence of both. Oh yes, I said the same thing in yesterday’s post. However, I will say that I struggled to name these images. I thought about naming yesterday’s “Before Birth” and today’s “After Birth”. Seen together in the image below, you can imagine how I might have named them that way.

Of course, they are part of a tree trunk near our house that, sadly, I hear, is scheduled to be ground down into sawdust. That’s very sad to me because I think this Oak tree trunk is beautiful and interesting. Below is an image of the entire tree trunk after the tree was cut down.

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The Signs of the Women’s March – Monterey CA 1-21-17

Marty CohenCalifornia, March, Monterey, U.S.15 Comments

Below is a slide show of images I made of many of the great signs participants were carrying. It starts automatically. Make sure the height of your browser window is as tall as possible. Tablets and phones should be held vertically.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 there were over 600 Women’s Marches around the world. In Monterey, we participated in our local march where close to 1,000 people were marching. There were many children with their mothers and grandmothers and the range of ages was from infancy to the 80’s and 90’s.

There was so much energy at the march and rally located at the CSUMB campus. We’ve been pretty depressed over the past week, but being with so many people who were ready to fight for the rights of all women was so energizing we began to feel hope that we can be part of the process to restore our country through positive action to fight for the rights of all the people..

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Fish Ranch – Palo Corona Ranch Carmel

Marty CohenBarns, California, Cameras, Canon, Canon EOS M5, Carmel, Landscape10 Comments

Fish Ranch - Palo Corona Ranch Carmel California

We’ve been having quite a bit of rain lately and today (Thursday) the clouds were exceptionally good. This gave me an opportunity to try some different things with my new camera, the Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera Kit EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit – Wi-Fi Enabled & Bluetooth.

I’ve been very excited to test this camera which is about one-third the size of my current Canon 6D camera. The M5 is a mirrorless camera which allows it to be much smaller and much lighter and easier to carry around. I was able to photograph Fish Ranch Palo Corona Ranch in Carmel, CA.

I love looking up that hill towards the barn at the top but I have not been able to go up there and visit it yet. Nearly 10,000 acres, where this is located, was purchased in 2002 by the Nature Conservancy and the Big Sir Land Trust from cellular telephone pioneer Craig McCaw. He had purchased the first piece of the ranch in Big Sur in 1996 from the heirs of Stuyvesant Fish. He promised to safeguard the stands of old-growth redwoods. The Nature Conservancy’s goal was to “create a 70-mile-long wildlife corridor from the Carmel River in the north to San Luis Obispo County in the south. “The Fish Ranch has its own storied history. It was the location for the movie adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “Flight,” a story about a fugitive in Big Sur.” — L.A. Times

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