Photographing Point Lobos State Park

Old Veteran Monterey Cypress
Old Veteran Monterey Cypress

When on the Monterey Peninsula, a half day visit to the Point Lobos state park is a must.  If you don’t mind a little crowding and a lot of walking, this is a gem.  Located on some of the prettiest coastline in the world, there is plenty to see and photograph.

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We have been a few times.  The park is only open from about 10-5, so no sunrise and sunset shots unless you park on Highway One and hike in.  There is limited parking and the place is not that big, so get there early.  We had an overcast day, and OK shooting conditions.

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Details from Weston Beach

Mary spent at least an hour making these types of photos.  See her blog about it.

I spent the hour photographing one rock over and over until I got what I wanted.

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I always love this composition of the Bluefish Cove.

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Mary loves the red moss on the trees in the Allen Memorial Grove.  However, it was clear that the trees, moss, and other vegetation were suffering from the on-going drought in CA.  Things looked pretty ill.

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