Last week I went to Northern California, choosing Salinas as a center for several day trips to Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. These cities have some of the most amazing scenery on the West Coast, probably causing me to take too many pictures.
One of the places I liked best was Moss Landing State Beach, 26 miles south of Santa Cruz. I spent two late afternoons there, waiting for and finally, on the second day, photographing a very colorful sunset. The following photos were taken within a span of 16 minutes. By that time the beach was almost deserted, except for a couple of fishermen.