Here are some sample photographs from the photographers with whom I’ve discussed working. My brother in-law, Eric Gerfen, and a close childhood friend of my brother’s, Mike Seeman, are both photography hobbyists who like landscapes and off-the-beaten-path areas to photograph. This is some of their work from the past.
Sequoias in Tulare County, picture by Eric Gerfen
Tuolumne Meadows in Tuolumne County, by Mike Seeman
Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County I believe, by Eric Gerfen
Here is one of mine below. My equipment was less than par, so while the subject should remain somewhat similar to this, future photographs taken on better equipment should have more depth of color and detail.
Kings Canyon in Fresno County, by me
And one last one by Eric Gerfen below.
Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, by Eric Gerfen
This is to give you an idea of how I envision the photographs which would be contained in the planned book.
I’m Jeff and it has been a recent dream of mine to create a collection of photography, facts, and personal writings about each of the fifty-eight counties of California, and assemble them into a book for distribution. I believe that each county in California has a different spirit, look, psyche, and story to tell, and it would be my honor to be a part of bringing each piece of land into the limelight. I often feel like in tourist publications, many regions of the state often get neglected and lie in the shadows of the more famous landmarks and parks, and this neglect does not do the great diversity of California justice.
Thus, if all goes as planned, I shall embark on this journey to give each part of California their due service.
I’ll add more to this blog once this project takes off.