California: San Gregorio State Beach - California Naturescapes
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"Cliff View"
Location: San Gregorio State Beach, San Mateo County, California.

I have been looking for a place that gave a sense of vast open space. The long sandy shores of San Gregorio beach gave a perfect vantage point and during winter this beach is hardly visited, all of which helped create this image.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @40mm
Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
Exposure: 5sec at f/11 and ISO 50
Filters: SinghRay 2 stop ND grad hard edge

California's coastal geology is unique. Within a span of few miles it is possible to see variations from rugged coastline to smooth sandy shores to dramatic cliffs as seen in this shot. This is one of the beaches where Jim Denevan has drawn in the past. What a view it would be to see his drawing from here... hopefully someday.