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California’s coast is usually covered in a thick marine layer during the summer which makes colorful sunsets a very rare event. After three
months of continuously checking weather reports and tide schedules, the fog lifted and the sky exploded in the most amazing colors, while rain showers pounded on the naturally formed rock bridge at Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, California.

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Photo of the Day on EarthShots.org for 02/07/11: [link]
Photo of the Day on One Daily Shot for 11/27/10: [link]
Photo of the Day on Aperture Academy for 11/24/10: [link]
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:iconvashu-nim:
Vashu-nim Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
magnificent view :O
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:iconmaktown:
maktown Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Vegas has sunsets like this EVERY SINGLE DAY
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:icongamebalance:
gamebalance Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can this be used as a background for a flash game?
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
The short answer is "No" with a possible "Maybe". If you want to discuss licensing options, please drop me an email with a couple of lines about your project to info (at) davidrichterphotography (dot) com
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gamebalance Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's OK. I don't think it's worthy to bother with licensing for my game project. I found lot of permissions anyway. Most not as good as yours but because backgrounds are blurred all the amateur details are not visible and they look great.
P.S.
Anyway your picture is really great and high quality ;)
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:iconaleksandra-an:
Aleksandra-An Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
awesome, so mysterious
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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lonely but beautiful.
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:iconnool2i:
nool2i Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
:heart:
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful tones
great work
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
epic
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:iconajpastor:
AJPastor Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This piece has been featured in my journal! [link]
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:iconrayon2lune:
Rayon2lune Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Really beautiful... well done! :)
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:icondavidcanto:
davidcanto Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
exelent nigth photo
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:iconkaturahtrs:
KaturahTRS Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
this is almost surreal! beautiful.
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Looks like it was well worth the wait! What a stunning photo!
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:iconavevalencia:
AveValencia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
your efforts truly paid off.
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 157th/158th/159th.:wave:
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Maciej-Koniuszy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011   Photographer
:+fav:

Wonderful photo.
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:icongraphitecolours:
GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, you've been featured in my journal! [link]
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:iconmeali-adk:
MeAli-ADK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
cool colors
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:icon4dreamer:
4dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
picture perfect
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:iconmattashja:
Mattashja Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Absolutely lovely! :)
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:iconrobert-kim-karen:
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent. Summer on the coast can be difficult for sunsets :nod: We've had a relentless series of clear skies and brilliant skies lately though.
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks. Summers are tough and I, of course, picked the worst time to shoot the coast for my trip. Fortunately, it all turned out to be a fruitful and enjoyable trip.
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MisaAfira94Ok Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice picture.....:D
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:icondavidrichterphoto:
davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
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MisaAfira94Ok Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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jva3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
fantastic
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:icondavidrichterphoto:
davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconpribeiro:
PRibeiro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great job
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconnathanspotts:
nathanspotts Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love this location :)
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:icondavidrichterphoto:
davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah, what's not to love about the California coast, well except for all the fog... haha! :D
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful shot of a beach sunset; the shades of pink and violet are gorgeous, and it's quite cool how the clouds and the waves almost seem to mirror one another in the horizon! Well done.
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the nice comment!
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BurningRoseBud Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
beautiful, what a pity that it's usually foggy
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:icondavidrichterphoto:
davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
That's the California coast for you... thank you!
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BurningRoseBud Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
:)
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:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great!!!
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:icondavidrichterphoto:
davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Fantastic shot!
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Muito obrigado! Sorry, my Portuguese is a bit sloppy but thank you!
You have quite the collection of beautiful seascapes yourself.
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
No prob, thanks :)
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:icondeadlyilluminati:
DeadlyIlluminati Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
So Beautiful I envy anyone who sees this in person.
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:icondavidrichterphoto:
davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! It was unreal and I couldn't believe my eyes once this scene unfolded in front of the camera. All the elements, light, tide, etc. came together to create something magical.
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DeadlyIlluminati Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
That is true, where is this?
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is the naturally formed rock bridge in the aptly named Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, California --- about 40 minutes from San Jose, 90 or so minutes from San Francisco.
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DeadlyIlluminati Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thanks ill remember that.
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
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200
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Oct 2, 2010, 4:08:08 AM
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