California Coastal Commission Photo Contest

Greetings all,

I am considering entering a few photos into an amateur photo competition put on by the California Coastal Commission (Link to submissions and contest rules for anyone else who may be interested: This will be my first entry into any kind of photo competition. I was hoping to get some feedback before I submit. I can submit up to five photos, and I’ve narrowed it down to the ones shown below. Which ones do you like best? The contest also allows for very limited photo editing (cropping, global brightness and clarity adjustments, changing color photos to grayscale, etc.), but encourages entries to be realistic. I don’t have any kind of professional editing software, but if you have any suggestions on post-processing improvements I could make, feedback is welcome.

  • Footprints in the Sand
  • Salt Point Coast
  • Mussels and Goosenecks
  • Coastal Arch
  • Beach Sand
  • Pawprints
  • Shore Crab Crevice
  • Driftwood Arch
  • Mossy Chiton
  • Washed Ashore
  • Blue Seas, Blue Skies
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Footprints in the Sand, Turkey Vulture, Goat Rock Beach, Jenner, CA

Salt Point Coast, Salt Point State Park

Mussels and Goosenecks, Sonoma Coast State Park

Coastal Arch, Mendocino Coast, Mendocino, CA

Beach Sand, Point Reyes National Seashore

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Pawprints, Common Raccoon, Sunset Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore

Shore Crab Crevice, Sunset Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore

Driftwood Arch, Redwood Creek Beach, Orick, CA

Mossy Chiton, Sonoma Coast State Park

Washed Ashore, Pacific Purple Sea Urchin, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

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Blue Seas, Blue Skies, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

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The driftwood arch is awesome! I wish you luck!

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That is what I’m thinking, too!

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