The first stop was Pt Lobos – where some guys by the name of Adams and Weston are also known to have stomped around with cameras. Lots of trails here – and it can be pretty busy. Fortunately – we hit it semi-early on a Monday.
Our morning / early afternoon at Pt Lobos was greeted with more fog. Again – we weren’t doing so well in finding that California sunshine – but it definitely wasn’t a showstopper.
(And – just a note – if you’re thinking about visiting Pt Lobos – there’s lot of poison oak lining the trails. Seriously. Be mindful of it.)
We started on the north side of the reserve – and worked our way south – for the only reason that somewhere I think I’d read that the north might have more photo ops – and the fellow working the ranger station as we entered also had good things to say about it. Not sure if it indeed has a higher percentage of images – but it seemed to work for us.
And maybe it was the fog – maybe not – but my memory apparently has Pt Lobos painted in sepia tones.
And the top two photos? Yes – same trees – just different lenses. I actually couldn’t decide which one I liked better. If you have an opinion – please let me know in the comments below.
As for the last three images – a bit landscape – and all three include Hugh and Jim working in the field.
One side note on gear – the piece of gear that I’d wish I’d had for this shoot was a 10 stop neutral density filter. There were plenty of rocks, surf, and (filtered) sun – but the 3-stop I had with me wasn’t going to slow the shutter significantly.
At some point – I think I’d like to get back to Pt Lobos and do some more shooting.
More in this series:
- Part I: Asilomar State Beach