As the Waves Came In – Pheiffer Beach // California
There are certain photos that just stick out in your mind I think. Ones that have a special meaning to you, or had something memorable happen while they were taking place. This is one of those shots for me. I revamped it a little from last time it was posted, trying to bring back a little more natural look than before (this seems to be a theme lately). It was a bit of a fluke that we even happened to find Pheiffer Beach this night, as the signage is nearly non-existent roadside. Having passed where we should have turned, we made it all the way to Carmel, where we happened to find a touch of cell phone service. That was just enough to get a call out. After some brief phone description, a fair amount of remote google searching, and some luck, a picture message came thru on the phone that had a small sign that we were supposed to look out for. Luckily, the picture came thru about 30 seconds before we saw that sign.
Keystone rock is pretty famously photographed in the winter months, when the sun sets just perfect that you can see it thru the keyway. I kind of like this, though, a bit moody, with a touch of dark, edging on the darker side of evening. As for the memories, they will always be there, flowing on the waves.