is the best word to describe it.
Well, maybe ‘beautiful’.
The original was flat and lacked depth:
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One of the most photographed landmarks along the Pacific Coast Highway. I don’t think I have a shot at a really great angle. This one was difficult to edit to my satisfaction. There’s still some sun flare lines that I didn’t want to clone/heal out due to how long they are (I work with Lightroom, not Photoshop). I think I must have been inside the car, behind the windshield. Sigh. ProjectEdit365 is a learning process – it doesn’t mean every shot is going to be awesome or perfect.
I do have great memories of driving this highway.
Point Lobos is a great hike if you’re ever on the PCH and need to stretch your legs. So many different types of scenery – including fairy tale woods. The Wicked Witch or the Evil Queen or Maleficent is just behind the next bend. . .
It’s really very peaceful and calming in person. Nothing scary about it unless you’re afraid of heights and hundred foot drops.
The Monterey Cypress grows naturally only in the greater Monterey area. And this guy? He’s chosen a special and particularly precarious place to survive all by himself (although he gets help).
Not too far from here, a little farther north on 17-Mile Drive is Seal Rock. The animals inhabiting the rock are actually sea lions, but they don’t seem to mind the misnomer.