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The Portal, Big Sur, California

Copyright © 2011 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved.

The sun lines up to shoot its beam through this portal each winter if the weather cooperates.

I had gone down with some friends in late Nov. and got a shot, but I hoped to get a better one before the sun moved out of range. I’ve been watching and waiting for a clear night. The forecast for last night was perfect; clear skies, but cold, so I made the 109 mile drive down to Big Sur.

I packed my down jacket, gloves, and gear and hiked out to the beach. There was only one other photographer there, but I knew that would change as the sun sunk lower on horizon. By the end of the evening there were about 15 of us shooting the sunset.

It’s a fun trip down and always an adventure since one never really knows what the sunset will look like.  The light shines through the Portal about 25 minutes so I shot the beam of light from different angles. Here’s one where I caught a cool little splash.

I’m heading down once more. I’ll try some different angles and perspectives if the fog stays far out at sea.


One Comment

  1. You never cease to amaze and impress me with your dedication, Deborah. Fantastic shots and well worth the long drive. I especially love the mystique of the last shot. Outstanding.

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