From a communication from Stanford's Cantor Arts Center and Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve:
"Join photographer Burke Griggs on a half-day excursion to the Stanford-owned Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve inspired by Carleton Watkins’ landscape photographs. With its 1200 acres representative of the broad range of habitats typical of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this natural preserve and biological research station is a treasure trove for landscape photographers."
The workshop was led by Burke Griggs, Consulting Professor and Scholar of the American West, the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University. He was visiting, on leave from his position as Legal Counsel to the Division of Water Resources, Kansas Department of Agriculture. He is also an accomplished photographer. His work was included in the Carleton Watkins exhibit -- showing a current view of the subject of some of the Watkins photographs.
The workshop first went to the lonely valley oak on the ridge, then into the redwood forest along San Francisquito Creek. Participants learned about photography, view cameras, Jasper Ridge, and even the Watkins exhibit.
© Photography by Dan Quinn