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San Simeon, California

When hiking, it’s generally a good idea to look behind you on a regular basis. This is so that when you turn around and reverse your direction to head back to the trailhead, things look familiar and it’s easier to navigate.
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On this hike to San Simeon Point, which is near Hearst Winery, the trail navigates along ocean bluffs and through beautiful forests of eucalyptus, cyprus, and pine. At one point where the trail changed direction, I turned around to look behind me and saw the trail disappear through the trees, a vanishing point among the chaos.
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Paso Robles, California

I’ve been following @tedforbes for quite some time as well as his YouTube channel, The Art of Photography. He is a wealth of knowledge and he has introduced me to many great photographers. One of the best, Fan Ho, was someone I wasn’t all that knowledgeable with, even though I was first introduced to him in film school many years ago. So when I watched Ted’s video discussing his work, I immediately recognized several images. These, along with many other fantastic photos, reinvigorated and inspired me to see the world from yet another view.
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Having recently seen Ted’s video about Fan Ho, his images were fresh on my mind while my wife and I were vacationing in Paso Robles, California. One day, we were driving through wine country and as I scanned my surroundings as I always do, this image of a leafless tree on a distant hill was perfectly framed through a window of branches. Yes! Fan Ho, and Ted Forbes, inspired me to take this shot, and I almost got in a car accident while I abruptly pulled to the side of the road and grabbed my camera.
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