We recently spent four days camping at Salt Point State Park, where six-thousand acres of diverse forests mingle with astonishing geology and rugged coastline about 100 miles north of Oakland. No showers and foggy nights left us worn out, but it was a good weariness, and good friends joined us the final day. Photographing nature is far more challenging for me than urban streets because at the end of the day, nature always wins. You can’t compete with it, “capture” it, tame it in two dimensions. You can’t frame a sunset without diminishing it—but you can have fun trying.