It is amazing what you discover when a planned shoot goes wrong. I had traveled to photograph Yosemite in its winter coat and was evacuated due to extreme conditions. Instead of going home I headed to the California Coast with no plan in mind. The coastal highway that travels from Monterey to Big Sur is full of jaw dropping opportunities. I am excited to return there again this year for a deeper dive. Love the winter wave action and feel Jan/Feb is the best time to explore this beautiful coastline. Photo © copyright by Laurie R. Martin.