April 24, 2010

Twisted Cypress at Point Lobos


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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh gosh, I knew I should have done my homework -- I know they call this Red Lichen, but I'm sure it has some other official name. Anyway, whatever it's called, I think it's orangy-red color on the twisted trees is dramatic.



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Point Lobos has these fjord style inlets from the sea -- a perfect dwelling place for the druids and trolls.



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And it's mandatory -- nobody can go to Point Lobos without snapping a shot of "The Pinnacle" plus a bit of twisted cypress.

Point Lobos is often at it's best when the sun isn't shining full-blast. I like these soft and muted colors, but look closely and you will find all sorts of little bright bits of color.



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photo by Donald Kinney

And would you believe that I shot this tree in 1963 and it looks EXACTLY the same now in 2010! I think the twisted Cypress looks like a ghost with outstretched arms.


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4 comments:

Mulleh said...

Nice pictures (:
Wow, im in love with the last one! Its beautiful!

photowannabe said...

I think I have some of the same pictures from years and years ago too. Great shots for reminiscing.

Carol said...

WOW.... these photos are stunning especially the red lichen... I've never seen this before. It's amazing the twists and turns old trees make. Loved your photos!

AphotoAday said...

THANKS MULLEH, PHOTOWANNABE SUE, AND CAROL -- Great place, isn't it?

 
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