Writing with Light

The View from Nepenthe

In 1947 Lolly and Bill Fassett bought a log cabin in Big Sur, California with the dream of building a restaurant where people from up and down the coast could come and eat and drink under the sun and stars and marvel at the spectacular views of the Big Sur coastline. The name of the restaurant is Nepenthe and today it’s still owned and operated by Lolly & Bill’s children and grandchildren. The views of Big Sur are indeed spectacular but unfortunately on the day that I was there it was shrouded in fog. I certainly wasn’t going to get the image I was dreaming off (looks like I’ll have to make another trip out to California 🙂 ) but decided to try to see what I could do with the fog and my 10 Stop ND filter.

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Nepenthe, Big Sur, California, Pacific Coast, PCH, fog, mist, view, mountains, long exposure, travel photography


20 responses

  1. I like the story behind the restaurant, just too bad you didn’t have a sunny day when you were there. The view must been incredible!


    December 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

    • Thanks Anne. It was unfortunate but we had a great lunch and the weather did clear as we drove further south.


      December 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

  2. rigmover

    Looks like the filter worked, great shot and story.


    December 11, 2013 at 10:33 am

  3. It always captivates me when photographers capture fog…very mystic.


    December 11, 2013 at 10:38 am

  4. Beautiful! Mystical! Dreamy!


    December 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

  5. I like the mood that the fog creates in this shot. Nice.


    December 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  6. Looks super Edith, you did very well!


    December 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

  7. LB

    I’d have been pretty pleased with this view even though it wasn’t what you had hoped for. This photo is lovely!
    The list of places that I’d like to experience is growing 🙂


    December 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

  8. Lovely shot Edith!


    December 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  9. Beautiful coastline shot, Edith, boy that really is a place we’ve really got to visit ourselves one day!


    December 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

  10. All you can do is get the best shot available under the circumstances.Well done.


    December 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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