California Big Sur
27th October - 02nd November, 2018
An ‘Iconic Landscapes’ series of photography tours run by Jonathan Chritchley, shooting up and down the legendary Big Sur and Pacific Coast Highway on the coast of California. Big Sur is a sparsely populated region south of the Monterey Peninsula on the coast of California where the Santa Lucia mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The area has featured in numerous movies and books, with authors such as Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller waxing lyrical about its raw, stunning beauty. The terrain offers amazing views across the ocean, with beautiful rocky coves and dramatic beaches, giant sea stacks, massive redwood forests and the wonderful backdrop of the Santa Lucia mountains. Jonathan will show you how to make the set of this light and these wonderful locations, working with his ‘fine art’ approach to help you achieve a stunning set of photographs from the trip. The trip will also be steeped in photography history and talent, meeting members of the Weston family, viewing Ansel Adams and Edward Weston prints, and meeting a couple of very talented guest fine art photographers who work regularly in the area today.
The tour starts and ends in San Francisco, where you’ll meet in a hotel close to the airport for the first night. A good hearty meal will follow a presentation by Jonathan, then early the next morning you’ll head off to the stunning coastal town of Carmel where you’ll be based for 5 nights, shooting at dusk and dawn to make the most of the beautiful coastal light. and the redwood forests of Pfeiffer National Park.
Then finally on Friday it’s time to head back to San Francisco for your flights home, or onward journey if you decide to stay in the US for a while. All in all a fabulous experience in a truly iconic coastal location… one not to be missed.
- 5 nights' single occupancy accommodation
- Travel to and from San Francisco
- Other meals not mentioned
- Flight to San Francisco, arrive before 17.00 on 27th October, 2018. Depart San Francisco, depart after 14.00 on 02nd November, 2018.
- 14-24°C, Some cloudy spells
- 7.00 / 18.40