April 2014

Sea Ranch Hedgerow, The Sea Ranch, California

Sea Ranch Hedgerow, The Sea Ranch, California

The Sea Ranch is a residential development begun in the 1960’s, located about 90 miles north of San Francisco. It stretches for ten miles along the Pacific coast on land that was formerly used for sheep farming. Monterey Cypress hedgerows were planted in the early 1900’s to provide windbreaks for the pastures, and these plant forms were preserved in the planning of the new community.  Today, their wild, old growth character is a marked contrast to the more developed parts of this environmentally sensitive place.

Hasselblad H3D-39 w/ 50-11-mm lens @ 100mm, ISO 50, 2 sec, f/22, UV filter