After flying out to LA to shoot a spectacular wedding for a client, we had a few days to kill before flying back to Texas. So we drove north into the Big Sur area. Growing up in the desert of Texas, I had no idea what a marine layer is before that day, but quickly made its acquaintance. After driving around in the fog for a few hours, I was loosing hope of shooting anything that day. So I stopped at the only place I saw that was high enough to get us out of the fog for sunset.
Just as the sun dips below the horizon, the coastal fogs started to move, and the distant Bixby Bridge revealed itself. We hadn’t really planned on shooting here, since we didn’t exactly know where “here” is. We stopped only because we finally rose above the fog line, and can see more than a few yards ahead of us. I’m glad we pulled over; it’s a spectacular view!
5D Mark II
Lee 2 stop graduated ND filter