California: Bean Hollow State Beach - California Naturescapes
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"Tafoni Formations" Location: Pebble Beach, San Mateo County, California. These are unique erosion patterns calles Tafoni. Pebble beach is one of the locations where these strange erosion patterns can be seen up close. Tech Info: Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II Exposure: 1/20sec at f/11 and ISO 50

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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