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The Big Sur Coast in California and more Images from Around the World

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California gleaming

Big Sur gets its name from the Spanish for ‘big south’ referring to its location south of Monterey, the former Spanish capital of Alta California

Photography has been a hobby of mine for years, mostly because it gives me an excellent excuse to travel the country, which is what brought me to this spot. I drive this part of the Pacifc Coast Highway in California quite often. It’s one of my favourite stretches of road in the world. This time I was at the tail-end of a sevenmonth road trip around the US, on my way to Seattle from LA. To me, there is a beauty in the Pacifc unmatched anywhere, with the ocean leaving the coastline and reaching out into its incomprehensible vastness. That evening, the clouds had opened up to the west, giving way to the golden sunset light.

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