California: Bay Area Landscapes - California Naturescapes
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"Valley of Lights and Shadows"
Location: Castle Rock State Park, Santa Cruz Hills, California.

It was a fun start of the day today. A friend of mine suggested hike at the Castle Rock SP which has some very nice views of these old growth forests. We started hike early in the morning and were pleasantly rewarded with this view. The weather was also unusually good with presence of both fog and breaking clouds. The fog was rolling fast but light was finding its way through pockets in the cloud cover.

These forests have been fortunately preserved in their pristine conditions. A hike at this place crisscrossing forested and open areas is definitely recommended.

Tech Info:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L @ 45mm
Exposure: 1/25sec at f/13 and ISO 160
Filters: Singh Ray 0.9 and 0.6 soft edge ND Grad filters Processing: Adobe Lightroom

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