The iconic stretch of California coastline along Highway 1 offers photographers “the greatest meeting of land and water in the world”

Winding, Wondrous Big Sur
Text & Photography by Don Smith

Wam light from late afternoon sun pours through Keyhole Arch, Pfeiffer State Beach, Big Sur Coast, California, USA.

Sunset at Matterhorn Rock, Garrapata State Park, Monterey County, Big Sur Coast, California, USA.

Point Sur Lightstation and morning mist, Big Sur Coast, California, USA.

Monterey Cypress and orange algae. Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, California, USA. The orange, velvety algae, especially noticeable on trees and rocks of the shadowed north-facing slopes, is green algae named Trentapohlia. Its orange color comes from carotene, a pigment which also occurs in carrots. The growth does not harm the trees.

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The Big Sur coastline is a magnificent 98-mile stretch of central California land and sea, from Carmel in the north to Cambria at the southern end. A massive mudslide in May 2017 closed parts of the famed Highway 1 route, requiring visitors to journey from either one end or the other, but repairs are expected to be completed by mid-September 2018, fully reconnecting north and south. I prefer to concentrate my photography and workshops on the first 27 miles beginning at the Carmel River. This is by far the most visually appealing stretch and offers an incredible amount of locations, both iconic and hard-to-find.

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From Land to Sea and Back | Tony Hertz

“This is a collection of images to honor the diverse, unique natural landscape and seascape beauty of California.”
Tony Hertz’s feature Land to Sea and Back “honor the diverse, unique natural landscape and seascape beauty of California.” Hertz’s palm trees have the perfect view of a pacifc lit up by a golden sun, shining despite a large group of clouds. His surf jumps at you with the joy of movement; each droplet of sand and sea saluting us.

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From Land to Sea and Back
Interview with Tony Hertz

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Reimagining Californian Landscapes Through Infrared

Kate Ballis transforms familiar scenes into Technicolor dreamscapes in her new Infra Realism series
At first glance, Kate Ballis’ candy-coloured landscapes are reminiscent of the hand-tinted photographs that were prevalent in the mid-19th century, but these gorgeous popsicle-palette images were created with the aid of a specially converted infrared camera as opposed to a paintbrush.

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Reimagining Californian Landscapes Through Infrared by Kate Ballis
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