The Forest & The Trees

from the current issue of American Forests

I teamed up with my journalist wife last summer and shot the photos for a feature in American Forests magazine on the endangered coho salmon in Marin County. The issue just hit the street (yes, they have a long lead time). They used a lot of shots, but one of my favorite images (below)didn’t make it into the article. It shows a volunteer restoring native plants. (Click on the photo for a larger view.)

photo by Derek Pell

This was taken in San Geronimo Valley in the middle of the afternoon. Not an ideal time to shoot, but that’s the nature of the beast. On assignment you work quickly and make the best of whatever situation you find yourself in.