47555 California 1, Big Sur, CA
PLEASE NOTE: START TIME HAS CHANGED
I've changed our meeting time to begin at 2:00. We can count on a big crowd at this shoot and parking might get a litle slim. So we should meet a little early, car pool / caravan and stake out our places on the beach.
Let's shoot the Portal Rock at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur. Looks like the solstice will occur on Dec 21 Let's target Sat, Dec 22. Pray that the fog will not come in.
During the winter months, the sun aligns through the "Portal" and if you catch the splashes just right, the back lit water appears to be on fire. The last 3 times I've gone, the beach was so crowded with photogs, it was challenging to claim a spot. This is becoming quite the popular shot to capture. I think it's a good idea to get there as early as possible to claim a spot. Pack a sandwich, something to drink and dont forget to bundle up. It'll be chilly!
We'll meet at 2:00 in the Bank of America parking lot on the corner of Rio Road at Hwy 1 and hit the road promptly at 2:15. We'll caravan/carpool down to the beach to arrive before sunset (just before 5:00) and keep our fingers crossed that the fog doesnt roll in.
After the shoot, let's grab a bite to eat in Big Sur or Carmel before heading home.
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