Santa Maria 2011 — photo 1 of 10: As I was walking along the Santa Maria River levee on Christmas day, I came across this large crane where U.S. Route 101 crosses the (usually) dry river bed. The crane is being used as part of the US Highway 101 / Santa Maria River Bridges Widening project. December 2011. Camera used: Sony Alpha α77 with Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article Christmas Photo Outing In California.