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Natural Bridges - Santa Cruz California

By stephenoachs  
I love the ocean. It such a peacful place. The smell, the vastness, the thought that you're standing on the last few feet of solid ground before land and sea merge...that you're standing on the edge of a continent. Pretty cool feeling.

I'm lucky enough to live within a 30 minute drive from the ocean, Santa Cruz California more specifically. Today, as work was winding down I took a look at and some various coastal Webcams and all in all, conditions looked decent so I headed to the beach. To Natual Bridges.

Natural Bridges is a rock formation, of arches, carved out by the repetition of the sea. It used to be larger, with addition spans but they have collapsed and sucumb to the relentless rythm of the tides...leaving just one remaining. The tide tonight was toward the high end, so I didn't have much opportunity for a large reflection in the retreating water but every other fog, great sky, nice light...was in place so I decided to see what I could capture.

I've visited this spot many times but tonight was the best I had seen it, though I know as winter grows stronger it will get even I'll have to revisit it again since it's so close to home. So for now, here's capture number one...with more versions to come.

Tags: Sunset California Arch Santa cruz Landscape and travel Stephen oachs Stephenoachscom Natural bridges Sea rock

Voters: Morgs, BerryGood, jonathanbp and 21 more

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Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
7 Nov 2008 10:50PM
Simply stunning and I just love the way you have captured the wave as the water receeds into another about to crash.



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jonathanbp 10 99 Thailand
7 Nov 2008 10:54PM
beautiful and serene, love the colours - Jonathan
dweezil 10 1 England
7 Nov 2008 11:08PM
Wow fantastic colours lovely capture
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
7 Nov 2008 11:10PM
This is a beautiful cature, great soft pastel colours.
whiteswan01 10 13 England
7 Nov 2008 11:17PM
a cracking capture stunning colours would grace any wall look forward to seeing more
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2008 11:32PM
This is just a repeat of the photo you posted two days ago, isn't it?
tony64 14 204 9 England
8 Nov 2008 12:35AM
Look forward to more versions!
CherryMartin 10 10 United States
8 Nov 2008 5:57AM
beautiful capture.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
8 Nov 2008 7:47AM
love the colours and water movement.lesley
Dricherby, yes. I was trying to re-upload and ended up making a copy instead. I didnt realize so now I have two. Is there anyway to merge them together?

Thanks everyone for the great compliments!

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