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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Big Sur 41

Highway One is one of the more iconic aspects of Big Sur, I wanted to focus on this aspect of the landscape. I chose to shoot under a moonless night so that the land illuminated brightest was that by the headlights of traveling cars. The star trails mirror the congested traffic seen on the Highway now. The structure on the highway is one of the only rock sheds in North America. This view no longer exists, the winter of 2017 ripped away a lane of highway as well as the tiny shoulder where I was positioned for this shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Copyright: © Eric Blackman