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Monterey-Big Sur Coastline Safari              Thursday, December 20-21   $600  ($480)

The Monterey to Carmel to Big Sur coastline is beautiful with hundreds of view points as possible landscape subjects.  There will be lots of different kinds of subjects to photograph - coastal landscapes like Point Sur and Bixby Bridge, the setting sun in Keyhole Rock at Pfeiffer State Beach, the crashing Pacific Ocean along the Soberanes headlands, Point Lobos, coastal wildlife like bobcats, madrone and fern groves, and other subjects of opportunity.  The weather can vary so dress with that in mind.  Hats, sunscreen, and layered clothing are all important.  We will do some short hikes to viewpoints, but mostly areas closer to the road.  Along the coast bad weather is not bad, it is dramatic!


We meet in Monterey on Wednesday night, Dec 19 and finish Friday in the afternoon near San Simeon.  I grew up in Gilroy, about 40 miles from the Monterey Bay and Big Sur areas.  I've driven the roads and shot the coastline hundreds of times - and every time it's different, and just as exciting as the first time I came. Three other photographers can ride with me.

Pelican at Sunset

McWay Falls

Bobcat near Big Sur

The Keyhole - Pfeiffer Beach

The Keyhole - Pfeiffer Beach

Keyhole Rock - Pfeiffer Beach

Keyhole Rock - Pfeiffer Beach

Soberanes Headlands

near Point Sur

Just a few of the big, big crowd

Waves off Point Lobos

Soberanes Headlands

Madrone Trees and Fern Garden

Los Padres National Forest

Cypress - Point Lobos

Old gnarled Cypress at Point Lobos

Curling wave at Pfeiffer Beach

Curling wave at Carmel

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