In October, I attended the California Photo Festival in San Luis Obispo, California. (I plan to discuss that event in a forthcoming blog post.) Arriving a couple of days in advance of the event, I spent most of one day driving up the Pacific coast on California Highway 1, also known as Cabrillo Highway, toward Big Sur. No destination, just exploring. Although my family lived for a few years in California a long time ago, I had never visited this part of the state, and on this trip only a portion of the route. Another time… Anyway, here are a few photographs from that day…
In a sharp bend of the road – and there were many of those – is this small beach, gated and marked with a “private property” sign. One of several enjoyable sights to be seen on the drive.
This is another photo, shot vertically, of the same beach from a slightly different viewpoint.
High on a bluff, with sea lions below – so far away they almost cannot be seen in the photo – is a private residence.
This photo is a crop of the previous one.
The Big Creek Bridge, not quite as photogenic as the Bixby Creek Bridge from what I have read, but I enjoyed photographing it.
Just a short visit to this beautiful part of our country, leaving me with a strong desire to return. I only scratched the surface, and did not visit at the best (photographically speaking) time of day. If you have been there, you know what I mean.
Sony Alpha 77, Sony SAL 16-50 and Tamron 70-300 lenses.