California: Bean Hollow State Beach - California Naturescapes
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"Awaiting Winter"
Location: Pebble Beach, Pescadero, San Mateo County, California.

Sometimes its just the crispness of the air and the warmth in the sunset that make the image. I almost let go of this image before my wife convinced me otherwise. It was the simplicity of the shot with nice light on the rock and open view of the pacific that I also liked and were probably the reasons why I shot this image in the first place.

This image also an anticipation of winter months when the light is at its best here in California.

Tech Info:
Lens: 17-40f/4L at 20mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 1/3sec at f/14 and ISO 50
Filters: LEE ND Grads 0.9 soft edge and 0.75 hard edge stacked together

The coastline of the Bean Hollow State Beach has one of the most unique rock formations. It is always a joy to visit this location and photograph it during sunset. There are no long sandy beaches to be found here but only the rugged stone formations eroded in strange and sometimes beautiful formations called "tafoni". I have been visiting here for many years and though I am somewhat satisfied with the images I have captured, I feel that the beauty of this place is best seen in person. These are twin beaches, Bean Hollow State Beach and the Pebble Beach. Both beaches are amazing with their rock formations, colorful pebbles, tide pools, tafoni and of course the open views of the pacific ocean.

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