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Lone Cypress Sunset II by Allen59 Lone Cypress Sunset II by Allen59
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
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:iconlimarieinred:
limarieinred Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful picture and interesting write up!
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you Lisa. The whole area is a wonderful
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sMz-tampu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
nice shot, impressive!!
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much.
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Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Wonderful!
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
such a magnificent cypress..couldnt think of a better perch for it. also cant think of a better backdrop to match its beauty..gorgeous capture, Allen :)
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:iconallen59:
Allen59 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very much. It's a spot I visit every time I make the drive down to Monterey.
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:iconnwunseen:
NWunseen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
can definitely see why! my pleasure :)
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks For Sharing! [link] :highfive:
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Photographer
I'm flattered to be included in such talented company. Thank you
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Its my Pleasure! I always love to share Beautiful Images from our Side of the World! and your shot is AMAZING!

Thanks again for Sharing!
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fistfulofneurons Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool! ive been up that way a few times and have somehow missed this gem.
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:iconallen59:
Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Photographer
Thanks. I'm sure you'll make it next time
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veinne Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful :)
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Photographer
Thanks :)
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Been there once, but it was the middle of the day... I had bad light and but I did my best...
This shot is awesome! I love it!
Richard
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Photographer
Thanks Richard. I've been there many times and not had good light.
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You did good!
:D
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Nice allen!
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:iconallen59:
Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Photographer
Thanks Mike. You know first hand the beauty of this coastal region.
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
:thumbsup: :D
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zee2abc1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
lovely view
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Photographer
It is special, isn't it :)
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TanteTabata Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
a very nice mood captured :love:
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Photographer
Right after I took this photo a tour bus pulled up and unloaded a bus load of Japanese tourists. I spent the next 20 minutes taking their pictures with their cameras.
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steppeland Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
Wonderful capture! Hov beautiful, that lone tree!
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:iconallen59:
Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very much.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This is beautiful...and so many have loved it over time. It is beautiful. :love:
Great capture.
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. I never pass this up when I'm there.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
...I appreciate you not passing it up. :)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
beautiful:)
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. You never know what you're going to get weather wise. I got lucky
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
you are welcome:hug:
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
Outstanding!
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
I appreciate that. Thanks.
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo beautiful!! *melts* :)
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
Thanks. I was a beautiful evening for sure.
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Thorvold Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice capture Allen.
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Photographer
Thanks bud :)
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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Postcard perfect! How much do they charge to drive that 17-mile loop now? I know it costs $250 to walk onto the golf course at Pebble Beach for the show...
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Photographer
Thanks. I believe the toll is $9.75
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Photographer
Thats an absolutely lovely shot, very beautiful! :clap:
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Photographer
Thank you, Frank. :)
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D200
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1/250 second
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F/4.2
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40 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Feb 20, 2009, 5:52:19 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Macintosh
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