Golden rays of light burst through a unique doorway carved by time along Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur. Truly one of those beautiful moments where the elements combine in your favor. Winter solstice is the time at which the Sun is at its southernmost point in the sky. During this brief period our sun lines up directly with this portal and allows us to witness a unique phenomenon.
Soft winter light combined with a dramatic winter ocean hits the coasts of Montana De Oro State Park, CA 20 minutes before this shot i and my camera were completely drenched by a wave almost like a Shamu show at sea world, thankfully i had my rain cover on my gear
Winter tides rush toward a flaming sunset at Pfeiffer Beach, CA. I had previously been shooting the portal and became tired of the endless groups of photographers shooting the famous rays. I realized i was ignoring a beautiful sunset and hiked up north to capture it. Take time to Full View this shot
Almost 5 years I've been driving by this spot and every time I pass by I see a fleeting composition. The pool in the foreground with the winding stream toward the mountains. The problem is that I'm usually driving somewhere with a purpose and unable to stop. Mentally I was preparing for sunrise light but just last week on a drive back to the north shore I pulled over and turned around. Why not give it a go. The sun was popping in and out of the clouds creating awesome dappled light. I took a number of exposures including some panoramas but this was the first I worked on.
Look for more work from this spot or similar as I do a study of the light over the seasons. And maybe I'll even get permission to shoot from inside the fence
This is another image taken from Petrel Cove on a beautiful humid and sultry Christmas dawn. To welcome in the new year. I thought I'd post something vibrant Thank you to everyone here who has continued to support by viewing and commenting on my work. It has been a real pleasure and great to know that these morning trips on weekends have been providing a source of pleasure to someone other than myself !