I had the pleasure of taking a photo excursion with two of my good photography buddies last month. We headed to the coast to get some ocean shots and some sunset images. We stopped for a few hours at Ft. Ross along the northern California coast. Ft. Ross is about 30 minutes north of Bodega Bay. It was the hub of the southernmost Russian settlements in North America in between 1812 to 1842. It was the site of California’s first windmills and shipbuilding, and Russian scientists were among the first to record California’s cultural and natural history. It was a nice excursion and gave me a little insight into a little known era of California history. It seemed that all these images looked better in a sepia tone.