I had just finished a sunrise shoot up at Pescadero State Beach and it was the early stages of my seascape photography. I wanted to check out this beach, a I drove by the dirt parking lot every time I headed north of Santa Cruz.
When I passed through this arch, I felt like I had discovered a whole new world. I had found the beach I would come back to again and again. That was in late January 2009. It took me until this past winter to photograph the arch itself. The sun sets through the arch only for a couple weeks around the Winter Solstice. Despite the overcast conditions and a little rain, the sun broke through for a few minutes before being swallowed up again by the gray.