This may have been what Costanza said on a Seinfeld episode but I believe it was a line that Hemingway wrote in “The Old Man And The Sea”. I’m going with Hemingway because my recent trip to the California Coast reminded me more of a Hemingway novel than a Seinfeld episode. A Pacific Storm produced swells as big as I have ever seen. Most of these images were taken from Carmel through Big Sur and onto San Simeon. The obligatory sunset images to follow soon. You can purchase these images as prints or downloadable files at dawn2dawn photography Use promo code PRINTS25 to get a 25% discount!
The breaking wave in this shot was about 25 feet although it is hard to tell. Needed a surfer or two out there to give some sense of scale.
Unfortunately, Point Lobos Natural State Reserve was closed due to the high surf but I got this shot from nearby Carmel Bay using a zoom lens.
This is a panorama where one frame is on top of another. I liked the big cloud above the beach.
Waves crash up and onto Pacific Coast Highway.
By this time, the storm had passed through yielding sunny skies and azure waters.