hmshudson and I went on a photo shoot hike yesterday. I lugged at least twelve books in my bag, two in my camera backpack and Hannah had three in her her backpack. I also had my tripod and Hannah was carrying her helm. Which weighs 25lbs alone.
We are exhausted, but excited. Pictures are coming.
If you ignore the water in this shot for a minute…the scenery along this stretch of the California coastline, west of the city of Santa Barbara, is spectacular. You can probably say that this sunset photo doesn’t even do it justice.
The landscape is shaped by faults, with steep hills and river valleys formed as blocks of crust rotated during the development of the San Andreas fault system.
This location is also hugely important for wildlife. The coast of California is a zone of upwelling in the ocean; deep ocean waters with lots of dissolved components rise up, bringing nutrients to the surface waters and feeding a vibrant ocean ecosystem.
That ocean ecosystem though has led to a negative side; the oil slicks you see on the water today.
Spring in the UK is pretty much grey and miserable…but that doesn’t stop us being hopeful! Today we’re throwin’ it back to our amazing time spent in Kashmir’s luscious gardens and cooling mountainous heights.