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N 72 B 3.9K C 39 E Oct 27, 2010 F Mar 14, 2015
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My photo shoots for the website of the Albion River Inn along the Mendocino Coast included featuring their restaurant. The area is known for its wild rocky coastline. Luckily much of this beautiful coast has been protected from development by the California Coastal Commission. ( www.albionriverinn.com )

Tags:   California Mendocino Coast Mendocino County Albion River Inn Albion Pacific Coast Pacific Northwest www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography seafood sea stacks wine food photography stock photography

N 36 B 2.7K C 16 E Jan 28, 2013 F Nov 14, 2014
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I got up early to catch this pretty sight. The rising sun lit up the clouds above the village of Mendocino, casting a lovely lavender tone to the scene. Mornings in the village are so quiet; it's like stepping back in time. There are no signal lights, no neon signage, no glaring lights to break the tranquil atmosphere of dawn. Just the sound of the surf breaking on the rugged cliffs nearby. Mendocino is on the on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tags:   Mendocino morning sunrise clouds sky village seascape panorama buildings historic historic preservation peace ocean Pacific Ocean Northern California www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography Stock Photography California nature

N 8 B 2.5K C 4 E Sep 10, 2014 F Sep 10, 2014
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Sorry Flickr friends, haven't been on line much for a couple weeks. It's been a busy time, and just hung a show at Scharffenberger Cellars last week, that will be up through December 4th. www.scharffenbergercellars.com/index.php?q=tastingroom.ph...;

I'm showing macro photos of fall leaves printed on metal, as well as a new selection of Paris photos. Will be back on Flickr again this coming weekend. Have a good week!

Tags:   macro leaves gingko fall www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography Autumn Show Group Show California Mendocino County Scharffenberger Cellars Winery

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This old homestead is silently decaying alongside the highway, oblivious of the modern cars rushing by. Years ago, homesteaders had built such a nice chimney and lovingly painted this little house red. It is forgotten now, except the fruit trees keep on blossoming!

Rushing by along the highway through Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, on the road that winds through from inland to the Pacific, one can still catch a glimpse of it. Whoosh!

When this little house was built, the highway was a dirt mountain road winding along sheep country and apple orchards across the coastal hills. Before that, it was an old stagecoach road that connected San Francisco and the inland towns to the remote Mendocino Coast.

Tags:   USA California Northern California old homestead stagecoach road vintage scene back to nature flowering fruit trees Anderson Valley little house secret garden nature endures lookatme Explore SFChronicle 96Hrs Rita Crane Rita Crane Photography www.ritacranestudio.com square photo landscape seascape nature california maritime northwest maritime california nature American seacoasts Mendocino County Mendocino stock stock photography square

N 68 B 3.2K C 28 E Oct 31, 2014 F Nov 21, 2014
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It was Hallowe'en .... We had finally had some welcome rain....and the storm was clearing. I took my camera out to the ocean to see what I might discover....!! Tripod, neutral density filter, 1/6 second exposure. The ND filter helped tone down the bright sky areas while allowing for exposing the darks. I couldn't see my settings, it was already too dark. So I used a flashlight to navigate. ;0) I love this kind of moody atmosphere of nature that nourishes one deeply. Slight lavender and orange tones lingering from the setting sun, add a touch of warmth.

Tags:   Mendocino Coast Pacific Coast dusk clouds sky halloween beach reflection www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography Mendocino County Northern California California Pacific Northwest mouth of the Navarro River sea stacks cliffs driftwood


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