Photographing the Calla Lilies in Big Sur, CA

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Big Sur has had a tough year with fires, rock and mud slides, and a condemned bridge.  We were able to make it into Big Sur a few months ago just after it opened up after some of the mud slides were cleared.  Several of our favorite shooting locations were closed, but we really came for the Calla Lilies.  Here is what we saw.  Continue reading

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A few photos of northern Big Sur

Rocky Creek Bridge

Rocky Creek Bridge

We have spent more than 10 days in the last two years photographing Big Sur.  Not bad for a couple of So Cal denizens.  The last time we were up there we spent half a day driving from Pebble Beach to Hurricane Point.  Because we were on “vacation” we did not get up early for sunrise and did our best with 10-to-2 shooting.  Here is what you might see. Continue reading

He Saw…She Saw…Composition, Point of View, and Color

McWay Falls color by Peter

McWay Falls color by Peter

After a photography trip, I love to see Mary’s photos.  If you have been following us for a while, you probably know the differences between her photos and mine.  Here is a good sample from our big December trip to Big Sur and Pismo Beach. Continue reading

Park and Point: The Big Sur Coast

The view north from Hurricane Point

The view north from Hurricane Point

“Big Sur” is commonly known for the California coastline from Carmel to San Simeon.  We planned a multiple day trip basing out of the Glen Oaks Motel and Cabins near the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.  The plan was to go north to Garrapata State Park and work our way south and then drive south to Gamboa Point and work our way back north.  Mother Nature had other plans for us. Continue reading