This was a nostalgia trip for me. I was on my way home in late March from a trip to Sacramento, and I took a side tour along the California coast and into the coast range east of Eureka. I had worked here about 40 years ago for two summers, fighting forest fires for the U.S. Forest Service. It was a challenging and exciting time for me, and I wanted to see the area after all those years. It turns out, not much has changed after 40 years, and some of the creative work I did with stone (when not fighting fires) persists to this day. For this photograph, I isolated a ridgetop oak in the snow, and I love the delicate tracery of the oak branches against the pristine white of the snow.
SIZE: This photograph is printed at an approximate final size of a bit over 3x3,” and is printed on cotton rag photographic paper using pigmented inks for an estimated 400-year display life.
LIMITED EDITION: This photographic print is part of a limited edition produced by photographer Lee Rentz. The edition consists of 250 prints, which includes all sizes and methods of printing.