The Santa Barbara Backcountry in Spring!

Below are some photos from our MeetUp group's recent Santa Barbara Backcountry & Night Photography Weekend Feb 24-26, 2017. Also known as Santa Barbara's Wine Country, this area encompasses the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake and parts of the San Rafael Wilderness section of the Los Padres National Forest. It's spectacularly scenic all year round but never more so than in during the late winter/early spring months (mid January - early April) when winter rains transform the valley into a lush green paradise. If you're interested in visiting and photographing this area, I'm working on a Photographer's Guide to the Santa Barbara Backcountry. It will be available as a free download on this site in mid March. Sign up for my mailing list here to be notified as soon as it becomes available.  All images by Ken Lee unless otherwise noted

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