Carmel Rancho Barn
A month before he passed away, my mentor and friend, Morley Baer, ran his final workshop with John Wimberley and John Sexton. Along with these wonderful teachers there was a cadre of friends whom I had met over the years through Morley or from my work with The Friends of Photography. Every October, for 10 years prior, Morley organized a workshop that brought together some very talented photographers to take images of uniquely Californian landscapes. That year we were granted access to one of the last remaining Spanish Land Grants – Carmel Rancho.
For 4 days we scoured this rural landscape, took photographs, ate some amazing meals and shared the camaraderie of some very creative people. Not that I’ve ever been happy with photographs that I’ve taken on any workshop, but on this inspiring long weekend, I did find a few views that I actually still enjoy.
There are many nostalgic thoughts that this images kindles in me but this white barn and pasture always makes me smile remembering the last time I saw Morley.
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