Schooner Gulch Beach, Mendocino County

by Gail Horvath
We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.
— Anais Nin

Inspired by a birthday gift of Eliot Porter's masterful nature photography I combed Schooner Gulch Beach, imagining the keen eye of Porter as I peered down into the richly patterned rock crevices along the water's edge. A magical sequence of stone altars sprang from playing with textured details within this image. See if you can find the source of the following images from the original above!

stone mandala

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