Color Waves | Amazing Wildflowers | Big Sur, CA

7/15/2020  |  Big Sur, California

Relaxing video from Garrapata State Park, California of wildflowers and waves. This was such an amazing place to photograph and I really enjoyed visiting the site again after so many years.

Limited Edition of 100 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.This photograph is #2 in a series of four all shot within a 45 minute period...

Color Waves

Big Sur, California

Limited Edition of 100 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.

This photograph is #2 in a series of four all shot within a 45 minute period on June 12, 2020. The series name is Wildflowers and Waves. These photographs were all taken at Soberanes Point in Garrapata State Park, California and from the exact same location. Tomas only zoomed in or out and turned the tripod head to change perspective.

In this photograph I wanted to bring the rolling waves and rugged shoreline more into the scene. Catching waves at the perfect time takes patience and watchfulness, knowing just when to press the shutter. I love the lines in this image, the line of the trail and the wave leading the viewer's eyes into the scene. The wildflowers were truly amazing with the red of the paintbrush, the yellow of the yarrow and the purple hues of the scattered daisies. The rugged coastline, clouds and mountains falling into the ocean was breathtaking. This was one of those scenes it was hard to actually work and not just stare in awe.

Shown as a 30x45 inch print in Roma Cigar Leaf frame.

sunset on the ocean, california

Rock'n Sunset


Limited Edition of 100 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.

This photograph is part of my 'Sunset Splash' Series all taken June 7-8, 2020 on the stretch of coastline from Pebble Beach near China Rock to Pacific Grove on the Asilomar State Beach.

Photographing the sunset over the ocean is always one of my favorite things to do. The trick can be finding interesting foregrounds and capturing the action of the waves. I loved how the waves were splashing on the rock in the lower third so I timed it just as the sun was going down and luckily captured a wonderful splash at the right moment.

Asilomar State Beach is one of the best beaches on the Monterey Peninsula. The beautiful white sands stretch for a mile along the rugged coastline and are bordered on the ends with fields of rocks. Asilomar (meaning "Asylum or refuge by the sea" and pronounced a-SIL-o-mar) is a combination of two Spanish words: "asilo" and "mar" See this blog post if you would like to read more about the Monterey area.

Shown as a 40x60 inch print in a Roma Dark Ash frame.

Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of the Central Coast of California between Carmel Highlands and San Simeon, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently praised for its dramatic scenery. Big Sur has been called the "longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the contiguous United States",[1] a sublime "national treasure that demands extraordinary procedures to protect it from development",[2] and "one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation".[3] The stunning views, redwood forests, hiking, beaches, and other recreational opportunities have made Big Sur a popular destination for about 7 million people who live within a day's drive and visitors from across the world. It is among the top 35 tourist destinations world-wide.[4] The region receives about the same number of visitors as Yosemite National Park, but offers only limited bus service, few restrooms, and a narrow two-lane highway that for most of its length clings to the steep coastal cliffs. North-bound traffic during the peak summer season and holiday weekends is often backed up for about 20 miles (32 km) from Big Sur Village to Carmel.[5][6] Due to the large number of visitors, congestion and slow traffic between Carmel and Posts is becoming the norm.[7]
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