Pfeiffer Beach is arguably the most beautiful beach in Central California, the must-visit travel photography destination. At the same time it is the most secluded one. Without planning and research it is almost impossible to find it; there is no signs or directions on California State Route 1 and the only way to get to the beach is to take a narrow, rundown one-lane road through the mountains.
During my travel photography trips to California, Pfeiffer Beach is the strategic location for me. This is the place where I allocate extra time for my photography and time to rest and have a picnic in the beautiful surroundings.
It was end of January, the weather was unusually warm but with the strong, gusty wind blowing from the ocean. There was no way to have picnic on the beach without getting healthy dose of sand with the meal.
This is when I started to climb the cliff at the south part of the beach trying to find shelter behind the rocks. It was pretty challenging to set up my Feisol tripod on such a uneven terrain.
With HDR processing in mind I setup my composition to have shapes and textures of the rocks as the main foreground interest.