California: Bean Hollow State Beach - California Naturescapes
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"I See Light" Location: Pebble Beach, Pescadero, San Mateo County, California. The eroded rock formations at the Pebble Beach never cease to inspire a photographic attempt. The unique honeycomb eroded pattern on the rock is called "tafoni" and must be seen in person to truly appreciate its beauty. I liked how things came together in this image. The break in the clouds allowed rock to receive nice light, clouds gave interesting backdrop to the sky and waves were just fantastic. I consider this image one of my lucky images especially since I have been here multiple times and tried photographing the very same spot. Tech Info: Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L at 17mm Camera: Canon 5D Mk II Exposure: 1/2 sec at f/13 and ISO 100 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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