I was invited to a friend's wedding in San Francisco on August 10. As a car enthusiast, and now a camera guy by trade, driving the Highway 1 was something that I wanted to do for a very long time, therefore, I had decided to fly into LAX, drove up the PCH in one day to SF, attended a wedding then fly out of SFO.
It was easier than said, and I was certainly too busy to plan the trip, so after I booked it in June, I had never looked at the monstrosity of that drive until, frankly, the day before I depart my flight to the West Coast. I had completely under estimated the 10-drive. So I figured, with stops and capturing footage, I would need well beyond 12- hours.
Thus I departed Santa Monica at the crack of dawn, hitting the road with the lightest tripod that I could have fitted into my carry-on, and journey on in my Fiat 500 rental along a 5D2, GH1, and GoPro Hero2.
The drive was stressful at time, and the weather was poor (well... cloud and sad), wind was way too strong for the flimsy tripod of mine to archive anything. The trip was not off of a good start.
However, as soon as I arrived at Morro Bay, the weather cleared up. By the time I hit Big Sur, I had cared less of when I would have gotten into SF that evening. That place was breathtakingly astonishing. I really didn't think any photos or videos would capture the monumental scenery of the California Central Coast. But here, I made a little attempt from my vacation videos.
soundtrack: Explosion In the Sky "Last Known Surroundings"