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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Seascape Photography: The Ultimate Guide by Anton Gorlin

“Often, when we travel to the seaside, we want to create some great shots, not just to remember, but also to impress others. The sea is beautiful, the coast is picturesque, but the photos need a bigger punch, right? No worries, I’ll teach you how to create some stunning seascape photography pieces. Read further to learn about all aspects of the coastal photography: types of light, composition, shutter speeds, planning, the spirit of freedom, etc.” —Anton Gorlin

Seascape Photography: The Ultimate Guide
by Anton Gorlin

read it or download the PDF at Anton Gorlin Blog
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Passion Littoral avec le photographe Francesco Gola

Armé de son Nikon D810, Francesco Gola parcourt les côtes du monde entier contre vents et marées depuis presque 10 ans, pour saisir des images uniques que seuls les paysages mystérieux des bords de mer et d’océan peuvent offrir.

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Passion Littoral avec le photographe Francesco Gola
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Focus on Fujifilm • Patricia Davidson

Patricia Davidson is an award-winning outdoor photographer specializing in landscape, commercial assignments and travel photography. She has been living on the Oregon Coast in USA for over 20 years. With a background in the visual arts and web development, she sets out to produce images that express her artistic vision as well as her love of nature and the outdoors.

How would you describe your artistic style?
Colorful and vivid! I am very passionate about color images. When I’m in the outdoors, the color in nature really speaks to me. On occasion I will create a black and white image because I feel it really resonates better in monotones but, for the most part, I really love color photography.
When I first became interested in landscape photography, I was drawn to seascapes because I lived on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Then I diversified into more different types of landscapes. I would say that flowing water is what I love to photograph the most.
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Focus on Fujifilm • Patricia Davidson
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Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland has so much to offer that even the scenes alongside the road are little jewels. It is of no surprise it is the most inspirational destination for Nick Page

Iceland is one of the most entertaining, diverse landscape for the landscape photographer. What could be better than an easy to navigate land filled with green moss, waterfalls, glaciers, seascapes, volcanoes, midnight sun and Aurora Borealis?
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Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice
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The Long Wait

The Long Wait
Ed Morris, Photographer / Writer

When is a good day to capture an image? Well, there’s no such thing as a bad day. That’s how I approach my photogra- phy. When I’m out and about I’m always on the lookout for perhaps a sudden change in the light, the interplay of light and shade, the curving contours or linear appearance of a scene, maybe a striking combination of colours or of patterns and textures. They’re all out there waiting to be found, to be explored and to be interpreted in a new way. There’s always something to grab ones attention as long as you keep an open mind and an open eye.

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The Long Wait
Ed Morris, Photographer / Writer

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