On the Coast of Big Sur

On the Coast of Big Sur

The Coast of Big Sur was breathtaking!

On the Coast of Big Sur

On the best ways to see the coast in Big Sur is from the cliffs. You really get a unique vantage point for photographing the coast verses on the beach. With a telephoto lens you can hone in on details like the little group of birds hanging on the cliff side in the photo below. The water and skies were so blue along the coast. Although, beautiful to the eye it can wash out the warm hues in a photograph. I’ve included a quick tutorial below for warming up blues with overlays. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read the full disclosure policy.

On the Coast of Big Sur

Warm up Blues Photoshop Tutorial:

  1. Layer the Creme Brulee Overlay #4 from the Chiffon Overlay Collection over your image
  2. Apply the overlay blending mode
  3. Adjust the opacity of the overlay to 85%

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22 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lisa

    I can’t wait to get to California someday. Your photos are terrific, makes me want to hit the road and head west.

    Where yo there when Hwy 1 have the mud slide? :-0

    Lisa @ Lisa Kerner ~ Simply Living Photography

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      Lisa

      LOL, terrible grammar. ….. ;-/

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      lifenreflection

      Yes, we had to take a few detours and didn’t get to see the whole thing. It was incredible anyway!

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        Lisa

        Well, that is a bit of a bummer, but all the more reason to go back. 😀 The pictures of the slide looked crazy, but from what I have read it is quite common.

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    Mersad

    This part of the USA is the most fascinating to me. So many things to see and to do. Love your photos as well. Thanks for linking up with “Through My Lens”

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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      lifenreflection

      It truly is fascinating! Thanks Mersad

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    Carol Blanchet

    I love your work. I am a California girl (though living now in the PNW) and you captured the blue Pacific beautifully!

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      lifenreflection

      Awe, thank you Carol – it is a stunning place!

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    Photo Cache

    I have to say you have been doing a fantastic job in showing California coast with all her charms. I should drive down the coast more.
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      lifenreflection

      Thank you, it is the most beautiful drive!

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    Felicia

    I’ve heard Big Sur is gorgeous.

  6. Reply

    Mandy

    Beautiful shots! It’s absolutely gorgeous there! 🙂
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    Lady Fi

    Gorgeous!
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      lifenreflection

      Thanks Fiona!

  8. Reply

    Lydia C. Lee

    That first pic is really stunning, in the true sense of the word. I caught my breath!! As for mine, the lights may not seem like a photo of the seasons but it’s Winter in Sydney and we all count down in the chilly weather for the lights to brighten the evenings….
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      lifenreflection

      Thank you Lydia!!! We do the same here in here winter months of December and January.

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    Molly

    Those are great shots of the white water around the rocks

    Mollyx

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      Thanks Molly, it’s all about shutter speed!

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    bettyl - NZ

    What fantastic photos with great color! It’s a shame that the camera never quite captures the beauty but gets pretty close 🙂
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      lifenreflection

      Thanks Betty, it’s due to not quite having a the right white balance. I should have brought a white balance card on my trip.

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    Carol

    My favorite places are on the California coast. The Big Sur is gorgeous and I loved going on 3 tours at San Simeon.
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      lifenreflection

      Mine too Carol, it is gorgeous!

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