I can’t adequately describe what an absolutely magical area of the St. Ynez mountains outside of Santa Barbara this is. It starts with a walk overlooking the mountains on a dirt road to the ruins of Knapp’s Castle (a mansion abandoned after a fire in the early 20th century). After the quarter-mile or so walk, off to the side of the mansion ruins, is this area with two rope swings. We made it there perfectly at sunset- I couldn’t have asked for better light (timing shoots is something Jenni has been getting really awesome at recently!)
Everyone rode the swings while I did my camera thing to get this shot of Jenni swinging with abandon over the edge.
We stayed well past sunset until the clouds rolled in (we literally walked through the clouds to the top of the mountain back to car and drove down to our campsite.)