South of Point Sur, the cloud cover opened up. There was still a moving fog bank, so I had no idea what this eight minute exposure of the Big Sur coast would show. I was pleased to see the Milky Way in the photo, and the sense this image gives of a world spinning in space.
I enjoyed a “personal retreat” at Esalen as my base for night photography along the Big Sur coast. It was great getting back to Esalen in the middle of the night and warming up in the baths. Esalen is probably the closest thing I’ve seen to heaven on earth. Except when I’m there I keep looking over my shoulder waiting for the Morlocks to show up.