It is not always the big landscape that makes interesting pictures. Sometimes nature surprises with a lot of beauty in the details of plants, stones or small objects you may find on a beach.
I came across this tree during a hike on the deep ravine trail near Stinson beach, CA. The light was low, so I had to push the ISO up. Best thing I would have needed in this situation was a tripod.
Gear is good. Vision is better. – David du Chemin