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Lone Cyprus Sunset II Editor's Pick   Lone Cyprus Sunset II
Lone Cyprus Sunset II
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Monterey, California

Quoting; No resident of Pebble Beach in Monterey is more iconic than the "Lone Cypress,"
a 250-year-old Cupressus macrocarpa perched atop a rock along the famous 17-Mile Drive scenic road.

The first reported reference of the tree is by R. Fitch, who wrote on January 19, 1889, "Rounding a short curve on the beach, we approach Cypress Point, the boldest headland on the peninsula of Monterey. Down almost to the water grows the cypress, and on the extreme point a solitary tree has sunk its roots in the crevices of the wave-washed rock, and defies the battle of the elements that rage about it during the storms of winter."

40mm; f/4.2 @ 1/250; ISO 100
© Allen Hughes
Nikon D200 Digital...

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    Lovely capture of this icon of Monterey....beautiful sky and silhouette....Thank you for the little story about the first sighting too....Have a wonderful day Allen!

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7/9/2012 8:36:11 AM

Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful comp and scene, Allen!! I remember driving 17 Mile Drive during my honeymoon ('81) in my father-in-law's BMW times...

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7/31/2012 11:12:13 PM

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