Announcing my new series Wildflowers and Waves! Four photographs taken on June 12, 2020 within a 45 minute time frame. Photographs taken at Garrapata State Park in Big Sur, California. Sold in Limited Edition printings of no more than 100 per image and also Open Edition printings on Gallery Wrapped Canvas.
Wildflowers and Waves | Seascape Photography
This was an amazing evening photographing wildflowers and waves, the setting sun and just soaking in the whole experience. One word of warning, garrapata means tick in Spanish and this state park is named appropriately. I ended up with a tick stuck in my stomach so beware!
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", a sublime "national treasure that demands extraordinary procedures to protect it from development", and "one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation". 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. 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. Due to the large number of visitors, congestion and slow traffic between Carmel and Posts is becoming the norm.