Photography From Monterey to Big Sur

It looked like a great day to explore the central coast area, so we decided to take the Ford Explorer for a day trip to the Monterey Bay Area. We brought our Canon 5D Mark II, and iPhone 7 and took pictures between Monterey and Big Sur. Our favorite stop was Point Lobos, where we decided to walk around, do some photography, and take in the beauty. We spent six beautiful hours taking snapshots between the camera and the iPhone devices. We focused on landscape and wildlife photographs.

I thought that both the camera and device took great pictures.  I felt that the iPhone7 was convenient, lightweight, and actually there were a number of professional quality shots. With a lightweight device, the climb up steep hills to capture a bird’s-eye view of the area wasn’t as difficult.

The Canon 5D, Mark II took great wildlife images with the telephoto lens attached. This allowed me to capture great close-up shots of crashing waves and wildlife in flight from a safe distance. As seen in the photo gallery below.

The photos I took of the sunset at Point Lobos was taken with the Canon 5D Mark II. The photos taken with the iPhone 7s came out equally beautiful.

Ever intrigued with the thought of visiting Point Lobos? Well if you happen to head out on a weekend, be aware of the traffic. When you pass Carmel, keep driving south on Highway 1. In about five miles, you will see a sign on the right for Point Lobos Reserve. We stopped and parked outside. If you want to park inside, you can drive in. At the gate there’s an attendant. Be prepared to pay the admission fee of about 9 to 10 dollars.

Thank you for visiting my site. I will continue with more photography to share, as well as more about art.

Key Hole through a large Rock at Phiefer Beach at Sunset

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