Our recent trip to California was plagued with clear blue skies making landscape photography quite a challenge and restricting most of our photography to the ends of the day. May 20th, however, was a bit different, with nice low light levels in mid-afternoon. The reason? An annular solar eclipse, so while most folk were observing the eclipse along the Big Sur coast, we took advantage of the lower light levels and pointed our cameras south to get one of the few large scale coastal landscape images of the trip. Also discovered a new use for a Lee Big Stopper, they make excellent eclipse viewers!
This photograph was made just north of Garrapata Beach, a favourite haunt of photographers. Indeed, with the Google+ photographer's conference on in San Francisco the next day, we met quite a few.