near San Gregorio, California
Two factors here. The coastal hills behind me average more than 600 meters (2000 ft) and it had been raining hard until just a few minutes earlier.
That big log up ahead there in the stream - and it is big - was right where I am standing. My plan was to use it as part of the foreground. As I was setting the tripod the creek grew suddenly louder - the volume of water was rapidly increasing and I quickly moved back. I was in awe as that huge log suddenly started moving towards the sea. All the rich soil from the dense forest floor at the base of those hills is why the water is the color of chocolate.
Larger view - location: http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/122483705/original
[note]: Following the above link - should you go to the Google map link and select the 'hybrid' or 'satalite' view - you will see an aerial view during a dry period. The beach actually dams the creek, creating a small pond. Quite a contrast to today's post.
The light changed here by the minute as the sunlight danced between the passing clouds. More tomorrow...
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