Friday, July 17, 2015

Road Trip: Day 3 - Big Sur & Monterey

Continuing up the coast things just seemed to get more and more beautiful. The fog followed us along the coastline and around each bend was another amazing view. We stopped the car and got out to take photos almost every chance we got. The entire stretch of Pacific Coast Highway through Big Sur and Monterey was unreal. The entire place looked like a painting.

Bixby Creek Bridge, a place I had wanted to visit for a long time.

Looking down from the bridge.

Kaylah and I were both anxious to stop at a tidal pool but until this point our timing had been off and we would always get to one at high tide which made it difficult to find interesting little sea creatures. Thankfully we got into Monterey with a couple hours left before high tide. We walked around in the water without finding much for a while. 

I loved shooting the tidal pools even if it meant standing in surprisingly cold water. This photo was a long exposure with a neutral density filter. It gave the water this soft and foggy sort of look. I should have taken more photos like this but the waves kept threatening to knock over my tripod.

Finally, I spotted this incredible starfish. It was so bright and I was so excited to call Kaylah over to see it. 

Anemones are ridiculous. There are so many different kinds and they're all beautiful and fascinating to me. I can't wait to get back to a tidal pool and spend more time finding all of these amazing things. The world is a crazy place.

Photos taken with a Canon 6D, using a Canon 20mm f/2.8, Canon 135mm f/2.0, and Canon 35mm f/1.4.

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