Point Sur ~ Monument of Light

Location Origin Story

A quintessential California Coastal Pacific Ocean Sunset. To the left of the image is; Point Sur, and the California Sea Otter Game Refuge on the Pacific Ocean Coast of Big Sur, California. The area is the ancestral home to the First Nations Esselen. “Esselen” is most likely derived from the name of their main village known as Exse’ein, which likely derived from a tribal location known as Ex’selen, meaning “the rock,” which is in turn derived from the phrase Xue elo xonia eune, “I come from the rock.”

The rock being Point Sur, they believed all life came from this volcanic mountain. The Esselen left their handprints on rock faces in numerous remote places, believing that rocks held memory. When they placed their hand into a hand that had been carved on the rock from the past, they could “tune in to” everything that had ever happened at the site before. They believed everything, including the stars, moon, breeze, ocean, streams, trees, and rocks were alive and had power, emotion, intelligence, and memory.

For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly

About This Photograph

This glorious colorful scene was photographed at sunset during the month of May while Zedekiah was Hiking along the coast in Big Sur, California.

Image Rarity

The image is taken on the ground in a place others can hike to, meaning it is not that difficult for others to take a similar photograph.

Timing in waiting for the clouds to move into position at exactly the right moment played a critical role in composing this image.

The rarity of this image comes from the composition of the clouds and the alpenglow effect of the sunsprite.

Limited Edition

This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one hundred (100) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are two (2) artist proofs available.

Suggested Media Substrate

Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.

Collection Pricing

Pricing is based on the rarity and scarcity of print and not size nor substrate.

Limited edition prints start at $3 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.

Artist proofs are $10 per square inch each.



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