This is another area where we gather cattle...it is close to the ocean. I was riding behind my friend, when we came across this vista..we had lunch packed on the little black horse, and were headed to that shaded tree area to set lunch..for the folks who helped gather the cattle..
for calmac....a day in my life...for the record, this is the favorite photo I have ever taken...I like to call it "follow your dreams"...This is the land of the Vaqueros. This land was once part of the Santa Barbara mission area, and the ranch now bestows it's bounty in the form of lemon and avocado orchards, in addition to the cattle..there are about 8000 acres, left to the original family, the rest is in conservency to the City of Santa Barbara.. I hope that you follow your dreams too, and post them here for me...what is it you want? What are your dreams, and desires...what photos do you have that describe you?
I would welcome you to the mighty Aliso Ranch, flanked on the right, by the old Camarillo land...in the 1800's, these two ranches were famous for fine horses, fine cattle, and fine women...the daughters were as able as the sons with horses.. the legend is that daughters were the backbone, the strength of the family, solid women, with solid dreams, and a passion for life, and love...and some of the photos from the past prove that their beauty would have stood the test of time today...
classic and gorgeous, they peer from their tintype images...we can only guess the presence they had in real life...as they reach to us from the past.
And here I am. Privleged because of my passion for the traditions, camera along, tho only a point and shoot...Riding along the same trails, enjoying the same vistas, and loving the land.
This photo was taken along the lush coastal mountains, the ocean stretches between Ventura and Santa Barbara, California, these are the hills that you see in my sailboat picture, for On Assignment (march?)...this spot is about 3 miles from the ocean..
canon 7D, Mark iii 5D, ef 70-300 f/4-5.6, ef 28-135mm canon 100-400mm L IS 4.5, and a little 24-70 L f/2.8...