Project Description

There is a magical beach south of Monterey/Carmel, California off of US Highway 1 that the locals try to disguise by removing the signs to the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Beach.  I visited there  late one afternoon in 1979.  The rock is about the size of a softball.  The variegated sand is natural and the intense colors are reflections from the sunlit sandstone cliffs behind the rock.  This image looks so unusual that I had a debate with an artist about it not being a photograph.  To find the long entry drive to the Beach, look for Milepost 37 going South or Milepost 52.7 headed North.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 90mm 1/15 f22 no filter, Kodak VPL 4×5 color negative film.