Social Distancing, California Style

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

~ Coretta Scott King


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Just Two


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Morning Reflection


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Wave Action


“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.”

~Ellen Burstyn


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Trail Runners


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Big Sur Solitude


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Bodega Escape


“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

~Margaret J. Wheatley


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Walking the Woodline


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Social Distancing


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Goodnight, San Francisco


โ€œWhen words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.โ€ย 

~Ansel Adams


With hopes that you stay healthy and well.ย 




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  1. The one with full of wide waves and the other with woodline amazing shot.. The quotes are so apt for present pandemic.

  2. Well Jane not much one can add to all the comments you receive other than always look for the light within, nice work!

  3. I love that second shot with the reflection!

  4. These are glorious, Jane. Brings me happiness just looking at them.

  5. A lovely collection of images and thoughtfulness. I wIsh that everyone could have access to such space and beauty in these challenging and anxiety-ridden times. Wishing the best to you and yours.

    • Hi Carol, Thank you for your kind words. Scary times. Stay healthy and safe and continue to enjoy nature as your refuge. All the best from SF.

      • Oh thank you so much Jane. Nature can help us find resilience and provide a space of refuge in the face of the overwhelming scale of this pandemic. Trying to learn to take one day at a time and hoping for human kindness to prevail throughout the ongoing crisis. Thank you for your kindness.

  6. Thanks for inspiring us with these beautiful images during these challenging times Jane. Please stay well and healthy yourself. With warmest good wishes as always.

  7. Beautiful photos, Jane.

    Hope you and the family are doing okay in keeping distant. These are strange days to say the least. We’ve been on the gray and dreary side the past few days. Yesterday, we had a break with sunny, kind of warm day. Today, it’s back to gray and dreary with fog. Keep well.

  8. Jane I just loved this! Beautiful photos and they gave me a sense of calm. Much appreciated!! I hope you donโ€™t mind – I liked it so much I stole the Coretta Scott King quote for a post at work :)) Hope you guys are doing well and staying safe. Are you and Bob holing up on your own or camping out with the kids/grandkids? Lots of love to you all. Xoxoxo love, Bobby


    • Hi Bobby, I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks so much. I’m pleased you loved that quote–so perfect for now. We have been isolating in SF for a couple weeks now and it is highly recommended that grandparents stay away from young children, so there’s that. No contact. Thankful for FaceTime! Love to you all. Be safe and stay healthy! xoxoxo

  9. Lots of time for photo editing indeed. We are the lucky ones with some elbow room… making social distancing so much easier as well as pleasant.
    You and yours stay healthy, too.

  10. Fabulous words and images, Jane!! I love how you’ve visualized social distancing. It’s also an important message right now. We are wise to follow that advice from our medical experts. I hope millions of people are following it. I always appreciate your visual inspiration, Jane!

  11. nice shots, I love the n. 4!

    take care,

  12. A lovely collection. Be well.

  13. A wonderful collection of images with a good point too. Stay safe and well:)

  14. A very interesting approach on this post Jane, social distancing indeed :-). Enjoyed the way you incorporated the people into your landscapes. Especially liked the geometry of the woodline image.

  15. Love your fitting theme here … wonderful compositions and captures!

  16. hi jane, once again great pictures of California that I particularly like the 1st, 4th, 7th and 9th.
    greetings robert

  17. I knew I could depend on you for some timely comments on the current situation. I think you know I’ve always been very fond of your photos that show one or two people in a vast landscape, and it’s true this time, too. In addition to focusing on the person in the landscape, this series reflects the atmosphere of your region beautifully, from city to hills to shoreline. But the blinds – that made me smile! Stay well, Jane. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Lynn. This post occurred to me when we escaped the city to these small coastal towns this week. Much comfort in these uninhabited places. More tiny humans on the landscape…
      Thinking of you with hopes you are safe and well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Beautiful photos, Jane. And it was sort of like…Whereโ€™s Waldo?.

  19. Without any doubt, this is a great job, Jane. If I am a miser. I couldn’t tell you greatly. But I am not a miser.

  20. Great px of a great place in which to social distance.

  21. A wonderful series of great imagery, Jane! I really like how you have captured the human form in many of these to great effect.

  22. Beautiful California images, Jane. ‘Far from the madding crowd’… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. A brilliant and inspiring post, Jane. Thank you

  24. A wonderful collection, Jane, and a great theme! Morning reflection is fantastic!

  25. These are very good “social distance”. Very nice set!

  26. Sobering and with such insight. Really well done, Jane!!!!!

  27. Marvellous photographs,and some good quotes. Stay well, Jane

  28. Beautiful photographs and appropriate quotes. I share your sentiment.

  29. With the exception of one friend photographer many years ago, social distancing has always been my photographic practice as well as the relief and refreshment that nature provides the human spirit. Your images capture that. You and yours stay well also, Jane.

    • Well said, Steve. As photographers and observers, we do practice it to a large extent. It was good to get out of the city and refresh ourselves in these small (and empty) coastal towns. Thank you very much. Stay healthy. ๐Ÿ’™

  30. Lovely set of pictures, Jane – particularly like Morning Reflection, and the scale which the lone person gives to Wave Action. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Beautiful series of photos, Jane.

  32. What a lovely set, Jane. I, for, one am looking forward to my morning walks during this time of almost self-quarantine. It was fun to search for the almost invisible figures.

  33. Absolutely beautiful selection, Jane!

    And at least we outdoorsy types can boast of practicing “social distancing” before it became a buzz-word… ๐Ÿ˜€

  34. Beautiful photos and a powerful reminder of the beauty of our world that survives all crises.

  35. Great photos Jane and a brilliant/poignant idea for a post. Take care and stay virus free.

    • Thank you, Mark. What a scary time. Wishing you and yours good health, too.

      • Well itโ€™s a very strange time Jane thatโ€™s for sure. Trying hard not to worry, but thatโ€™s difficult when everything you view, read or listen to these days that is news related is about Covid-19….and some of that is increasingly hysterical and hyped. Letโ€™s hope that things calm down and get back to normal asap….although I fear that will be a few months off yet. ๐Ÿ˜ท

        • In SF, we are taking isolation and social distancing very seriously. Everyone needs to get on board to flatten the rising curve of infection, especially young people. Yes, we are in for a long health crisis given the disorganization at the start.

  36. Jane, your fantastic images make me wanting to get in my car and travel up the coast.

  37. Such a lovely selection Jane. I particularly like the Walking the Woodline!

  38. During the current crisis, landscape photographers and nature photographers have an advantage in being outdoors and normally far from other people.

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