Near Point Lobos

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Like many California photographers, I've enjoyed visiting Point Lobos over the years. Lobos, of course, is where Edward and Brett Weston have done some of their finest work, as has Minor White. But when I arrived on this particular day, I was disappointed to learn that some of the most interesting areas are now off limits. Fortunately there's still gorgeous rock formations to be found.

As I walked around with my 8X10 camera and wood tripod, a docent guided his group over and we talked about traditional photography, and the Monterey influence. Many of them had never seen a view camera in the wild before, and they took pictures of it, and some looked through the ground glass.. 

After meeting with them I took this shot, my favorite of the day.