Under the Cypress, Sea Ranch, CA



“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”

Henry David Thoreau





Sea Ranch, Cypress Trees, California, Landscape, Nature,

Cypress, Moss and Path




Sea Ranch, Cypress Trees, California, Landscape, Nature,

Morning Sun and Cypress Arch





“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” ~ Garth Nix




Sea Ranch, Cypress Trees, California, Landscape, Nature,

Walk Into The Light, Sea Ranch




Sea Ranch, Cypress Trees, California, Landscape, Nature,

Sunrise and Cypress




If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” ~Anatole France




Black and White, Cypress Trees, California, Nature, Landscape Photography

Cypress Row and Road




Sea Ranch, Landscape, Color, Impressionism, Photography, Nature

Cypress Impressions




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  1. It’s nice to see that someone else has a profound interest in photographing trees.

  2. Beautiful place! Northern California looks so much nicer than Southern California. There are some amazing trees the more North you go.

  3. Mysterious & beckoning. Beautiful shots that pull the viewer in. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Trees are very special Jane and you have captured their spirit in your lovely photos

  5. The sunrise from behind the blue-tinged cypress is lovely. Did the theme of paths occur to you when you took these photos or later on?

    • Hi Atreyee- That’s such a good question. As I think about my process, I started out thinking about trees- their power, beauty and significance (certainly as I shot that morning) and then, as I grouped my images in post-processing, I realized that the paths were the compelling element that linked the set together and that’s what I based my quotes on. Thanks so much for asking and for appreciating the series. Very nice.

  6. Beautiful shots Jane – I especially like the first two.

  7. When most people think about California trees, it’s probably the sequoias they think about, and how majestic they are. I know I did until I saw these. Thanks for bringing the cypress to life for me, Jane. Great photos.

    • Hi Diane, How true- most probably seek out the redwoods and sequoias…I sure do. I’m glad I gave you a peek into a different kind of CA coastal tree. Thank you very much– good to hear from you.

  8. What a superb photoset Jane..these are wonderful, and I really want to go walking in this forest now I have seen them.

  9. Hello Jane,

    I love your shots of these cypress trees. Giving me the feeling as I’m looking directly into nature’s heart.

    Greetings from Germany,


  10. Thank you for all the quotes you share. And someday I must go see this Sea Ranch. How beautiful.

  11. Oh, thanks for a lovely walk … I always feel at home when I look at nature photos … Your second photo from above is just stunningly beautiful … // Maria 🙂

    • Hi Maria, My pleasure. It was a magical early morning walk with my husband and able assistant.😉 He noticed those arching trees and by the time I set up my tripod, the sun was peeking through. Happy you like that shot– thank you very much.

  12. Rather mystical shots with their appropriate addenda. 🙂

  13. I wanted to write many other words to show my appreciation to your elite and professional art..Paradise, Elegant!

  14. Love them! I specifically noticed the colors. Hope to see you soon! Suzie

  15. How inviting…..what a great eye…fabulous shots!! Love cypress impressions….mysterious!!

  16. Wow, great photos. The light is really great and this works also in b/w!

  17. Fantastic collection!

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