California: Natural Bridges State Beach - California Naturescapes
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"Reflections: Last Sunset of 2012"
Location: Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, California.
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Tech Info:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L IS at 21mm
Exposure: 0.8sec at f/14 and ISO 50
Filters: A 3-stop (0.9) and a 2-stop (0.6) LEE Graduated ND Filters stacked together
Post Processing: Minimal post processing needed for this shot. Everything captured in single exposure.

Naturally formed bridges along the coastline of California are truly works of art by the erosive forces of water and wind. One of the best natural bridge exists on the aptly named Natural Bridges State Beach at Santa Cruz. These bridges form because crashing waves converge at a point and slowly erode away the rock creating a passageway. The erosion eventually destroys the bridge but new ones keep forming over a geologic time span of hundreds and thousands of years. In that sense these are transients, and like everything else that is beautiful in nature, these exist only for a short time... Go see them today!

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