People on the Landscape


β€œNature is not a place to visit. It is home.” 

~Gary Snyder

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Walking the Dog

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Surfer, Point Reyes

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Mendocino Morning

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Downhill Approach

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Beach Sitter

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Runner

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Woodline Walkers

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Alone at Sutro

 

California, Photography, Landscapes, Nature, Fujifilm X-T2, Jane Lurie

Cliff Walker

 

 

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145 comments

  1. Ooo, what a magnificent home you have, more of them! πŸ™‚

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  2. Beautiful collection of photographs!

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  3. Amazing clicks..πŸ™‚πŸŒž

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  4. Amazing these are! Keep exploring and keep posting

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  5. Loved that zigzag on Woodline walkers 😍

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  6. These are great! It’s so much fun to find the figures that add so much to the stories. You made it a little harder in that last one! πŸ™‚

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  7. The pictures are so beautiful! Especially that sparkling water in the black and white one πŸ–€

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  8. Just so gorgeous πŸ˜πŸ’“

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  9. splendid scenes, great pics love the depth of field

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  10. Beautiful photos ❀️❀️ and yes!! nature is the only place where We found our inner soul peace.

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  11. Another excellent set of photos Jane πŸ™‚ I like how the people are almost incidental to the shots – these are definitely photos of landscapes that happen to have people in them, rather than photos of people.

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  12. I love how the people in this collection, no matter how small, really bring each photo to life. My three faves are cliff walker, downhill, and surfer.
    Beautiful series.
    Alison

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  13. What a marvelous approach to this series of photos, Jane. Wonderful shots!

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  14. I think integrating people into landscape picture is not easy. Great captures of the places and people in them!

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  15. But on a brighter note… your images remind me of what I’ve been missing. Thank you for this delightful cyber version of our breathtaking landscapes with just a few dots of humans impacting it minimally! Your images always bring joy and relief. πŸ™ Thanks for being here and sharing.

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    • So nice to read, Gunta. That you feel some joy and calm really makes my day. As you can see, I do enjoy those tiny humans on the landscape. Thank you so much for your appreciation and blogging friendship. πŸ™‚

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  16. Stunning! I love the pops of red on Beach Sitter and Cliff Walker.

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  17. wonderful study in relative scales

    nature is pretty big really

    βœ¨πŸ™πŸ•‰πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸŒ»πŸ’šπŸ•Šβ˜―πŸ‰βœ¨

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  18. Lovely set, Jane. I love how the people add depth and scale to your images. The “tiny” people remind me of the enormity of nature and our relative place in the cosmos!! I wish more humans were humbled by nature instead of thinking we can dominate her. I also hope all’s well with you and your loved ones. Take care.

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  19. “Woodline Walkers” can’t help reminding me of Lombard Street in San Francisco.

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  20. Your post is just what I need today, after seeing too many examples of people’s misuse of nature at my favorite park yesterday. A small wedding party neglected to consider the tide when leaving their Oriental rug & chairs on the beach…I dragged the heavy, wave-splashed rug up the beach with difficulty and other park visitors didn’t seem to care or notice. It would have become trash in the strait in another 30 minutes. Too many bags of doggiedoodoo, a takeout cup left on the rocks… Gary Snyder understands. I wish more people felt that deeper connection and respect. So again, thanks for showing the positive side of people in the landscape.

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    • Oh Lynn, That’s the sort of stuff that sickens me and has kept me from doing the usual beach walks during summer tourist season. The last straw was a few years ago when a favorite trail down to the beach was strewn with human excrement. We usually carry bags to pickup trash, but when it comes to human poo and TP scattered on trails… well, enough is enough! 😒

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    • Oh, Lynn, that’s a shame. I don’t understand how people can be so thoughtless and irresponsible. Hopefully, photography helps people to appreciate nature’s beauty and how important it is to preserve it. Well, I’m glad this post was a little salve for your wounds. Thank you!

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  21. Stunning photos as always, Jane! I especially like the colour contrast at Point Reyes. Red board against blue ocean, and grey sand πŸ™‚

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  22. Beautiful images Jane 😊

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  23. You are the inspiration of me being photographer (mobile)

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  24. Lovely stuff, Jane – esp Surfer, Point Reyes! πŸ™‚

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  25. I add my voice to the chorus of your admirers!

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  26. Mesmerising sceneries! πŸ’–

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  27. Indeed nature is home! It is the spirit around us!

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  28. Extraordinary photos Jane. β™₯️

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  29. Dude! I don’t know what it is about the surfer, the runner, and the Wood Walker. Those bring me such serenity and wish-you-were-here feelings! I LOVE the wish you were here vibes! That’s what happens when you’re with nature you get that cooooooool reenergizing emergence. Therapy really. I totally DIG your pics! They make me feeeeeeel. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Nature pure you captured here Jane. I just wanted to be one of those people walking at the beach or on the woods. Have a great inspiring week.

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  31. Perfect, Jane! Thank you! Have a good week!

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  32. Tiny humans – great fun! I wish our impact on the environment could be scaled down…
    Enjoyed these – thanks, Jane!

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  33. Wow what a nice photography

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  34. Beautiful shots as always, Jane!

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  35. The small humans really put the landscape in perspective! Especially the forest ones. Excellent images.

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  36. Took awhile but found the cliff walker.

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  37. Love your themes and collections. Nature is so vast yet our destruction upon it, nearly as vast. Thank you for always reminding us of the beauty and fragility we need to take better care of.

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  38. Tiny humans on the landscape…..

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  39. Downhil Approach and Cliff Walker are my favorites, Jane, and I can identify with your opening quote.

    janet

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  40. A fabulous series, as always, Jane. Well done. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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  41. Love your theme and how you carried it out, Jane, especially the lone surfboarder on the beach. Well done. πŸ™‚

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  42. Great images as always, Jane. I am intrigued by “Woodline Walkers”. It appears that there is a path along the cut tree trunks but I bet more than one person has tried walking the length of that and more than a few have taken a tumble. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks so much, Steve. Woodline is an intriguing art installation in SF by Andy Goldsworthy who is known for making art that “returns to the earth”. Walked it many times but I stay on the ground. πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed this series.

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      • I am familiar with Andy Goldsworthy and have mixed feelings about his art works. Too many people go out in nature and try to imitate what he does causing a bit of ecological damage. We are plagued with rock piling around the Quabbin Reservoir and people just aren’t aware of the calamity that it is for the unseen wildlife in the soil and water. “Woodline” seems pretty harmless as the logs have to go somewhere. Maybe I have just grown curmudgeonly. πŸ™‚

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        • I can see your point- these are commissioned by the Presidio. So a planned art installation in the environment. There is also a a large obelisk made out of reclaimed logs. I am not a fan of the rock piles and teepees people seem obsessed with making. Not curmudgeonly– environmentally aware. πŸ™‚

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  43. Great images Jane! I love that there is a person or two in these images… giving them an amazing sense of scale. The surfer is my favorite.

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  44. I wish this was my home…. beautiful !

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  45. My heart is singing! πŸ™‚ Lovely series, Jane. ‘Cliff Walker’ has beautiful contrasting colors, so eye-catching, and I am staggered by the perfection of ‘Surfer, Point Reyes’… stunning in its simplicity. ❀

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    • I’m so glad, Eliza! Thanks so much. The ice plant colors were so beautiful on the coast and the crashing waves on Point Reyes were exciting, along with the surfers. Was so happy to catch him contemplating the waves. Much appreciated! πŸ’•

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  46. Amazingly beautiful, Jane!

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  47. Your photography is always so beautiful, Jane! ❀️

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  48. Always so beautiful Jane I too love nature…I can imagine being there β˜ΊοΈπŸ™have a joyful day smiles hedy

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