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"Pebbles of Pebble Beach"
Location: Pebble Beach, San Mateo, California.

I think these pebbles are the highlight of this beach, which is also aptly named after them. The entire shore is covered by these incredibly beautiful bebbles. Since you are not allowed to take these home I took a picture of them instead.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 2sec at f/18 and ISO 200
Filters: B+W Circular Polarizer

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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From California: Bean Hollow State Beach