This was shot at dusk during a heavy Marine Layer. I wanted to accentuate the myriad of textures and colors of the exposed kelp and sea creatures on the rocks as the tide was out but coming in strong. Timing was critical as one can see the huge waves on the horizon about to wash over this scene (and the photographer).
Asilomar Beach covers the western edge of Pacific Grove on the Monterey Penninsula. The southern portion is a broad white sand beach which leads away from Ocean View Boulevard into Pebble Beach property.
The northern portion of Asilomar Beach consists of rugged rock outcroppings with a few small beaches between them. Everything is connected by a network of pathways. The landscape has been restored with native vegetation after decades of being covered with South African iceplant. It’s a great place for walking and is probably the best place on the Peninsula to watch a sunset…and take a few photos. www.kerstenbeck.com