A stunning sunset is a reminder that each moment in life should be
and though I was hard at work shooting the sunset I took many moments to
just kick back and take it all in. As I look at this image I wonder what
it must be liked for the seagull in the image to be flying off towards the
distant clouds. Even if this was an everyday occurrence it still has to be
impressive. I love looking in to the great distance of a Pacific sunset.
It just seems to go off in to eternity. Vistas like this always give me a
peace of mind that I cannot describe.
I have been to Pfieffer State Beach a number of times and have been
out by fog too many times. As is often the case with my photography, I
set out with certain goal but end up somewhere totally different. For the
most part, following my instinct pays off but not always. On this day I
would follow those instincts and make the trip to Big Sur and Pfeiffer
beach. After a stop at the always stunning McWay falls about six miles
south I decided to head north for a sunset at Pfeiffer beach. The closer I
got the worse it looked and I thought perhaps my instincts hadn't been right
and I was going to be shut out by the cloud cover. But just as I walked
though the Cypress trees and on to Pfeiffer beach I could see the sunset.
There were large waves and then I saw it! A massive explosion of water
burst though the rocks of the tunnel that Pfeiffer beach is famous for.
The water came around the rock and though it all at once in one massive
wave. It was quite impressive so I took extra effort to set up for the
sunset shot so that the burst of water though the tunnel could be seen in
© Darvin Atkeson