The pebbles at this beach have eroded from ocean bottom deposits left millions of years ago. These colorful little stones decorate the entire beach along this stretch of Bean Hollow, and tuck themselves away in the pockets of tafoni. I have always liked the variety of stones located at this beach. When I noticed the overcast conditions on this summer day, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to photograph these gems. The cold ocean water had cascaded across this section of the beach, cleaning the sand from the pockets and enhancing their brilliantly vibrant colors.

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