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McWay Falls

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 December 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

McWay Falls is an 80-foot waterfall located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park that flows year-round. Like Alamere Falls, this waterfall is one of only two in the region that are close enough to the ocean to be referred to as "tidefalls". It is located on McWay Creek and is one of the few waterfalls that empty directly into the ocean.

Although it can be viewed via a trail from above, the beach and scenic cove below is difficult to access by land. However, it could be easily reached by boat. Even with this possibility, it is not recommended that people visit the beach as a safety precaution due to crumbling cliffs and to preserve the environment. And if you're caught by law enforcement officials, expect to pay huge fines.

Photo captured August 17, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 22 mm

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Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Very lovely view from above. Perfect place to spend a peaceful time.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas in advance Steven. Have a gorgeous holiday!

13 Dec 2012 6:47am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful framing of the fall.

13 Dec 2012 6:56am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderfully isolated spot

13 Dec 2012 8:14am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das sieht gut aus mit den unterschiedlichen Farben des Wassers.

13 Dec 2012 8:17am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful place! Have a good day.

13 Dec 2012 8:36am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A great catch under the circumstances, fantastic range of colour in the shot.

13 Dec 2012 9:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This looks to have everything in the one place ! What a spot to find.

13 Dec 2012 9:34am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

beautiful photo

13 Dec 2012 11:21am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful frame and processing

13 Dec 2012 12:31pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous scenery and lots of dynamic range in colors.

13 Dec 2012 1:28pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique ... quel endroit merveilleux.)

13 Dec 2012 2:01pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition and colors !

13 Dec 2012 2:32pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nice small private beach :).. lovely view

13 Dec 2012 3:00pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful scenic view. Wonderful composition. Marvelous. :)

13 Dec 2012 5:01pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Very beautiful composition and view

13 Dec 2012 6:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous colors and I love how you framed this shot.

13 Dec 2012 7:51pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This iconic shot in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park could be one of your best, Steven ... so far. I can see this hanging on one of your walls!

13 Dec 2012 8:02pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Many thanks, Judy!

mohammad from shiraz, Iran

nice nice nice
very nice

13 Dec 2012 8:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful photo of this wonderful place.

13 Dec 2012 9:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine pov.

13 Dec 2012 11:21pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A gorgeous image that combines the trinity. Subject, composition, and light.

14 Dec 2012 12:04am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The sharpness, detail, color and location seem to set this apart as a paradise that you
have found. Beautiful photo, so precise, you make perfection look easy !~

14 Dec 2012 12:29am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Really spectacular shot, Steve.

14 Dec 2012 12:54am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! What a beautiful place! It looks like it would be a wonderful place to sit on the beach but with the heavy fines it probably isn't a good idea. Gorgeous image!

14 Dec 2012 1:22am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

A scenic spot. I like your inclusion of the overhanging foliage that balances the large negative space of the upper right.

14 Dec 2012 2:32am

yo from Ile de France, France

Paradisiaque ! Et je vois une petite crique très attirante !

14 Dec 2012 2:56pm

franz from Baden, Austria

surely a place to lose oneself in thoughts ...
love how you framed the image !

18 Dec 2012 5:43pm