Our final photoshoot as a class was at the Rincon reservation in Valley Center, CA. We learned about the effort the Native Americans are putting in to help restore their native plants into several gardens. These gardens were located right next to a peaceful creek that ran on the side of the hills. They are separated into four sections with one facing the ocean, one the desert, one the mountains, and one the valley. After the students helped plant, Dr. Joely Proudfit, a proud descendant of the Pechanga band of Luiseño, talked about the history of the reservation and the struggles of its restoration.
Our most recent Field Trip was to Tierra Miguel in Pauma Valley, CA. Here we saw a 85-acre farm that specializes in growing organic produce. To the date they have delivered 1,070.25 tons of their produce to schools and families in Southern California. Other classes joined us on the trip as well. While we took care of the photography and documenting, the other classes helped plant, harvest, and make salad for everyone at the end of the night. I’ve never really spent much time on a farm so this was a new experience for me. It was a beautiful day out and I’m happy with some of the shots I got. I got a workout walking around the farm, trying to cover much ground as I could. This trip was fun and it was nice to see and taste the finished product of the hard work that the people of the Tierra Miguel foundation put into the farm. Here are some my favorite photos that I took that day.
Here are a few Panorama shots I took for our pano assignment