Point Reyes National Seashore is a beautiful, wild place along the California Coast, just over an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, with mountains, beaches, bays, wildflowers, trees, that is home to deer, elk, and many other animals, including the lowly garden gopher.
But what sets it apart from populated areas north and south, are its sweeping vistas.
I wish I could claim credit for this triptych of black and white photos that hangs in my home.
But I didn’t shoot it.
Nor did California’s most famous photographer, Ansel Adams.
Professional photographer Marty Knapp has lived near the seashore for forty years, and began creating memorable images of its landscape in 1986. His friend, filmmaker Logan Kelsey, produced this video portrait of Knapp.
After viewing Marty Knapp’s work, either online or in his gallery, you’ll be inspired, as I have been, to pick up your camera and photograph the scenes that he has captured in the western reaches of Marin County, California, and elsewhere.
(Marty Knapp recently began writing the blog, “Lumengraphics: Finding the good light for expressive photography.” Learn more about Logan Kelsey on his Website, Vertical Online. On Twitter he’s @verticalonline. You’ll also find his work on YouTube and Instagram).