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Because it’s spectacularly beautiful.
It’s one of the few spots where you can see a (full size) waterfall tumble into the ocean.
There’s a part of me that doesn’t even want to photograph iconic photography locations.
What could I possibly add to the Golden Gate Bridge, for example,
That my friend, Joe Azure, hasn’t already done exceptionally well?
Everyone takes photos of McWay Falls.
Every single person who travels past.
Every single professional photographer who has the opportunity.
When I saw two people on the (supposedly) inaccessible beach,
I realized I had an opportunity to capture McWay Falls a little differently than most people do.
By the way, I don’t condone people finding their way to a beach they aren’t supposed to be on.
The location isn’t the safest place to be, and I certainly don’t want to see it ruined by people trampling all over it.
There they were.
And they provided a rarely seen sense of scale to the eighty foot waterfall.
I found myself wondering if they arrived on the other side of the cove via boat?
Or maybe they scaled down the cliffs?
Regardless, there they were.
By capturing the moment, maybe others will enjoy wondering the same thing.
How did they get there?
How did they leave when the time came?
If I were on that beach by the waterfall would I ever leave?