Point Lobos from Carmel By The Sea - William Bay

Point Lobos from Carmel By The Sea

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I was around 16 or 17 when I learned of Edward Weston, a very famous photographer from the 1920s, and a contemporary or Ansel Adams, Alfred Stiegletz and Paul Strand. He was in Mexico during the Revolution, and was friends with Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco and other prominent artists from the time period.

His home was the Carmel area, and when he wasn’t photographing a portrait out of his little studio at Bobcat Creek, he would be lugging his big 8×10 view camera down to Point Lobos to beautifully document the sheer wonder that exists at that place. It became a Mecca of sorts for me. And when I finally got a chance to go, I held it with such reverence. It was a special moment for me.

Before I went into the actual reserve, I took this shot from across the beach cove in Carmel By The Sea.

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