Glass Beach, California

September 15, 2015


Photographer: Bachir Badaoui 
Summary AuthorBachir Badaoui 

The colorful beach featured above, near Fort Bragg, California, is likely one of the most unusual beaches in the world. It was evidently once used as a waste dump (nontoxic materials) but over the years water and wave converted the trash into a unique treasure. Fifty-five years ago, the glass, pebble and sand mix was more than a foot thick, however, since then the glass beads have been largely picked over by collectors and beachgoers alike. Nonetheless, enough sea glass remains today to catch your attention. Photo taken on September 7, 2015.

Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D7100; Lens: 16.0-80.0 mm f/2.8-4.0; Focal Length: 25mm (35mm equivalent: 37mm); Aperture: ƒ/9.0; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 100.