This small, semi-secluded cove and beach is right off coastal Hwy 1 near Davenport, just north of Santa Cruz, CA.
The summer Milky Way looms majestically, framed here by a natural rock cave at Shark Fin Cove, on the Monterey Bay coast just north of Santa Cruz, CA. It is a blend of two images shot one right after the other with the same camera and lens, but different settings. The sky was exposed for 30s at 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 3200. The foreground was a 3min exposure at 14mm, f/2.8, at ISO 1000. The rock stack on the right is the "shark fin" from which the cove and beach get their name.