The coastline along Monterey is one of the most beautiful places in California in my eyes. Of course, it’s also one of the most over-photographed.

I’ve made more than a handful of landscape photographs from my two trips there in 2021. But a collection of random, off-the-path shots of the area have come to appeal to me in a different way. To me they are more private, specific, and complimentary to the majesty of the grander landscape.

They show a lonelier side of a wild, enduring personality, like the quiet, reflective time one needs after an eventful outing.