Cedar Break

When landscape architect Lawrence Halprin camped on the rugged 5,200 acre ranch on the northern Sonoma coast that was to become Sea Ranch, he saw the need to plant wind breaks. These breaks, like this cedar break, were planned to give relief from the fierce weather that washes this oceanic plateau community of second homes.

I wandered this trail within the cedar break, and photographed it stopped-down for depth of field. Like Sea Ranch as a whole, this trail only shows its beauty from inside the break. It seems odd that a community planned to celebrate nature essentially faces inward.

Related image: World without End.

[105mm, 157.5mm in 35mm equivalent terms, 5 seconds at f/32 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

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