California: Garrapata State Park - California Naturescapes
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"Garrapata Sea Stacks" Location: Garrapata State Park, North Big Sur, California. There is always so much action at this location that it is easy to get overwhelmed by crashing waves, beautiful sea stacks, rugged coastline and the beauty in the intricate arrangement of foreground rocks. So I decided to do a long exposure image as a final shot for the day before heading back home. As is often the case, a long exposure image "erases" the short term events and brings out the constant features of the landscapes. In this case the constant feature were these sea stacks, which had escaped my photographic attempts for a long time due to challenging lighting conditions. So finally I got a chance to make this image I had dreamt of for a long time. Hope you enjoyed it too. Tech Info: Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @ 31mm Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II Exposure: 1min at f/13 and ISO 50 Filters: LEE ND Grad 0.6 soft edge + Singh Ray Vari ND set at about 8 stops

Garrapata state park is one of the most photographed locations on the California coast. People are drawn to this spot due to the rugged coastline and its famous sea stacks. Just south of Monterey, California it is one of the best places to see waves crashing against the rugged coastline.

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