Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

February 04, 2020



Photographer: Cindy Todd 
Summary Author: Cindy Todd

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, shown above, is in the Big Sur area of California. There’s lots to see here, including amazing coastline views, 300 ft tall (91 m), 2,500-year-old redwood trees and a waterfall that actually falls onto the beach (McWay Falls). The Big Sur coast road (Highway 1) at times seems to dramatically teeter on the brink the of winding coastline. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is a protected area for all marine life.

While camping at one of the park’s two environmental campsites, I not only was rewarded with a stunning sunset but fell asleep to the repetitive sounds of the ocean surf, hundreds of feet below me. Photo taken on January 11, 2020.

Photo Details: Top - Camera: NIKON COOLPIX L610; Exposure Time: 0.0040s (1/250); Aperture: ƒ/4.5; ISO equivalent: 125; Focal Length (35mm): 78. Bottom - same except: Exposure Time: 0.0020s (1/500); Aperture: ƒ/9.8; Focal Length (35mm): 134.