Rugged

‘Rugged’

is the best word to describe it.

Well, maybe ‘beautiful’.

The rugged landscape of the pacific coast along the pacific coast highway NotSoSAHM

Rugged – ProjectEdit365 – 24 Apr

The original was flat and lacked depth:

24Apr

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Big Sur

The drive down the Pacific Coast Highway takes a long time.

Can you imagine why?

Lots of stopping and getting out to admire the view.

The coastline along the Pacific Coast Highway in the Big Sur area is rugged and beautiful NotSoSAHM

Big Sur – ProjectEdit365 – 06 Apr

The original just needed a little boost. I didn’t use any presets on this one.

06Apr

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Haze hugs the Big Sur Coast along the Pacific Coast Highway south of Carmel California Not So SAHM
Bixby Bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur California Not So SAHM

Bixby Bridge

One of the most photographed landmarks along the Pacific Coast Highway. I don’t think I have a shot at a really great angle. This one was difficult to edit to my satisfaction. There’s still some sun flare lines that I didn’t want to clone/heal out due to how long they are (I work with Lightroom, not Photoshop). I think I must have been inside the car, behind the windshield. Sigh. ProjectEdit365 is a learning process – it doesn’t mean every shot is going to be awesome or perfect.

I do have great memories of driving this highway.

Bixby Bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur California Not So SAHM

Bixby Bridge – ProjectEdit365 – 07 Feb


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Creepy looking woods at Point Lobos Not So SAHM

Into the Woods

Point Lobos is a great hike if you’re ever on the PCH and need to stretch your legs. So many different types of scenery – including fairy tale woods. The Wicked Witch or the Evil Queen or Maleficent is just behind the next bend. . .

Creepy looking woods at Point Lobos Not So SAHM

Into the Woods – ProjectEdit365 – 06 Feb

It’s really very peaceful and calming in person. Nothing scary about it unless you’re afraid of heights and hundred foot drops.


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The Lone Cypress sits by itself on an outcropping of rock in the Pacific Ocean Not So SAHM

Lone Cypress

The Monterey Cypress grows naturally only in the greater Monterey area. And this guy? He’s chosen a special and particularly precarious place to survive all by himself (although he gets help).

The Lone Cypress sits by itself on an outcropping of rock in the Pacific Ocean Not So SAHM

Lone Cypress – ProjectEdit365 05 Feb

Not too far from here, a little farther north on 17-Mile Drive is Seal Rock. The animals inhabiting the rock are actually sea lions, but they don’t seem to mind the misnomer.

sea lions on seal rock along 17 mile drive in Pebble Beach, California Not So SAHM

Seal Rock – ProjectEdit365 03 Feb