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Two Sides of Big Sur

Big Sur, along California's scenic highway 1, is known for its breathtaking scenery...from rugged coastline to redwood forests.
Recently, the Basin complex fire raged in the Los Padres National Forest near there, and some homes were lost, which is of course an unfortunate and sad event.
But for the forest, burning is a natural process, and, while most of the areas were closed, I was fortunate enough to be able to hike through a portion of the recently-burned area.
While some described it as "depressing, devastated, sad, etc., I didn't see that; in fact it gave me even more respect for the beauty in the balance of nature in this process.
I hope to bring some of that out in these photos, which include both the "classic Big Sur" areas, and the burnt areas.
Cabin in the clouds
Cabin in the clouds
Black redwoods
Black redwoods
Toasted snack
Toasted snack
Stump (infrared)
Stump (infrared)
New hope
New hope
Redwood forest
Redwood forest
Trees and morning sun
Trees and morning sun
Fence along Valley View trail
Fence along Valley View trail
Windows
Windows
Hmmm...this one's a little well-done.
Hmmm...this one's a little well-done.
Morning sun and trees (infrared)
Morning sun and trees (infrared)
Double Rainbow at sunset
Double Rainbow at sunset
Resting time
Resting time
The coast
The coast
Looking up
Looking up
Burly
Burly
Redwoods
Redwoods
The highway bridge
The highway bridge
Cruisin' the coast
Cruisin' the coast
Wild turkey
Wild turkey
Morning at the river
Morning at the river
Old Timer
Old Timer
Rocks at Pfeiffer Beach
Rocks at Pfeiffer Beach
The last laugh...
The last laugh...
Thanks
Thanks