California: Pescadero State Beach - California Naturescapes
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"Badlands of Pescadero"
Location: Pescadero State Beach, California. [GPS/Map]

This image has been many years in the making. Believe it or not, I have been to this particular spot a countless times but never witnessed a sunset like this one.

The eroding patterns on the coastline are unique here. The ground below feels just like compacted sand to me and every rainstorm take a little bit away slowly creating these watershed pattern.

The erosion here can be quite fast and the landscape looks different to me every year I visit. So visit soon if you can... it's incredible as is to watch the sunset on Pacific coast but it can be even more amazing to watch it from the coastline of Pescadero state beach.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L @ 25mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 0.6sec at f/13 and ISO 50
Filters: LEE 0.9 (3-stop) ND Grad + SinghRay 3-stop Reverse ND Grad
Processng: All processing wass done in Lightroom 4. The sky gets bit more warm color temperature. The foreground gets bit more exposure... that's pretty much it other than dust removal, sharpening and noise reduction. Enjoy!

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