A Place Beyond Space and Time
I had been hearing
a lot of talk about a ranch.
People said it was a special kind of ranch,
where sustainability wasn’t just a buzzword,
but a way of life.
If that had been the end of it,
I might never have gone there.
But I also heard the ranch was run by real cowboys ….
It was that magic word, “cowboys,” that got me.
In this day and age? Weren’t they just a Hollywood fiction, something that vanished long ago?
People said the ranch was in Oregon,
where I was staying at the time.
So I decided to check it out.
Not wanting to drag a lot of gear around,
I just grabbed my Sigma DP1 Merrill and
headed for the high country.
I pulled out my road map and looked for some indication of the ranch’s location. There was none. So I kept on, driving mile after mile without seeing a soul, stopping occasionally just to capture the emptiness around me.
With its dramatically wide 19mm angle of view, the DP1 Merrill feasted on the limitless landscape, its big sensor drinking in the light … the clear air … and the ever-changing sky.