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Steinbeck Country

Steinbeck Country

"The Salinas Valley is in Northern California. It is a long narrow swale between two ranges of mountains, and the Salinas River winds and twists up the center until it falls at last into Monterey Bay."

- from East of Eden

John Steinbeck claimed not to have much love for the places he wrote about. Yet in books like East of Eden, In Dubious Battle, Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row, Steinbeck wrote sympathetically and movingly about the people of Monterey County who struggled to survive and find meaning in their own lives. In a photographic homage to Steinbeck, I traveled for a few days with a small group of friends, old and new, to make our visual impressions of Steinbeck Country, beginning our journey at the wonderful National Steinbeck Center, in the town of Salinas, and ending it at the impressive Monterey Aquarium.

Nikon D70s ,Tamron 70-300mm Lens
1/800s f/9.0 at 260.0mm ISO 200 - Holographic image is from the National Steinbeck Center, in Salinas, California. Farm scene is at the base of the Santa Lucia Mountains, west of the little town Greenfield. full exif

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Lise Trempe27-May-2008 12:42
Great mood in this montage, excellent work. I love the tone that gives that particular mood.
January Grey23-May-2008 05:09
Excellent work, Dave. Definitely a Steinbeck mood.
Carol Breton22-May-2008 12:53
This is absolutely brilliant Dave!! V
coaster05-May-2008 14:31
Great image!
Carol E Sandgren02-Apr-2008 02:06
Could almost be a book cover for one of his books! This works so well especially with the worker in the field. Love the idea!
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