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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Jan 05, 2014

Ruby Beach

Two views of Ruby Beach, in Washington’s Olympic National Park

photo credit: KGS Photo

photo credit: KGS Photo

Ruby Beach, on Washington’s Pacific coast, gets its name from the ruby-like crystals that wash up from the fresh water leaching onto the beach. The crystals are the by-product of glacier activity that used to happen in this area.

Like most beaches on the northern coast, Ruby Beach has a tremendous amount of driftwood. It is notable for the number of sea stacks there.

The top photo is by KGS Photo. Beautiful! You can see more pics by KGS Photo here.

Photo credit: Chris Williams Exploration Photograpy

Photo credit: Chris Williams Exploration Photograpy

The above photo is by Chris Williams Exploration Photography.

He calls it “The Vortex” and here’s the technical stuff:

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8
Focal Length 16mm
Shutter Speed 5 secs
Aperture f/22
ISO/Film 100
CPL filter

Blend of two exposures

You can see more great photos from Chris Williams Exploration Photography here.

Thank you both for sharing your photos!

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