This was a particularly difficult blend. It was 3 exposures hand blended in photoshop using my advanced blending techniques. The video detailing these techniques in available here: www.zschnepf.com
Update: Two weeks after this was photographed, this iconic arch collapsed.
I've had this shot in my head since I was a teenager. I used to camp near here on the Oregon Coast. I was recently inspired to revisit this place, but this time with a camera. This was taken last night in the freezing cold with a nice storm swell. Besides some minor hypothermia it was epic.