Award Winner | Photo of the Day | May 02, 2011
On a trip to explore the coast of California last year, my husband and I took our time driving south along the Pacific Coast Highway taking in the scenery. While I expected Big Sur to be beautiful, I was just as taken with the beautiful rocky shoreline between San Francisco and Monterey. Pescadero especially was beautiful, with Bean Hollow State Beach as a stand out thanks to its “pebble beach”. Another beautiful spot in Pescadero is at the Pigeon Point Light Station. When we turned towards the light station from the highway, the parking area was full, so we drove a little further along the coastal road looking for a place to turn around. While we meandered along the winding road, a huge mass of Ice Plants appeared that seemed to go right up to the Pacific Ocean itself. I decided to get out and snap a few photos, and then turned to see this beautiful view of the light station. As it turns out, this view from our remote stop in the road was much better than anything I could have had from the parking lot at the light station itself.
Photographer: Elizabeth Brown (Safety Harbor, FL)
Elizabeth Brown is a fine art photographer who enjoys capturing a variety of subjects. Her interests include natural landscapes, wildlife, birds and all things associated with the coast. She uses only natural light to capture her photos allowing the true beauty of her subjects to shine through. Elizabeth’s interest in photography started at 12 after experimenting with her father’s SLR camera, purchasing her own only a few months later. Today, Elizabeth’s fine art photography is in several private collections, has been featured in several photography exhibitions and has been featured several times online. Her commercial photography can be seen in several multi-family industry publications throughout the US.