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Pt. Lobos State Reserve

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 7 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Veteran Cypress at sunset at Pt. Lobos State Reserve - Big Sur Coastline

This weekend May 9th and 10th is Silicon Valley Open Studios - I will be presenting some of my favorite compositions at this event and I will be set up at Galarneau Studios - May 9 - 10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Galarneau Studios
3672 Compton Lane, San Jose, CA 95130-1301

This is in a residential area in north San Jose near Campbell. Please stop by and say hi if you are in the area!

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

FANTASTIC scenery ! That tree on the right side is stunning . Such an interesting tree. Hope to see a photo only of it !
FABULOUS photo !

7 May 2009 5:12am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Morning Scott, good luck with your compositions. Lovely muted tones in this image

7 May 2009 7:00am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Another day, another dream! Great shot.

7 May 2009 8:22am

Zahai from Berlin, Germany

wow, that is one cool tree. great capture, love the detail and foggy distance :)

7 May 2009 9:27am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful, Scott, I like very much the landscape itself, but also the processing of the image. Great depth, very good light and colors.

7 May 2009 10:02am

Veronelle from Lens, France

fast a painting, excellent composition

7 May 2009 11:13am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Very intersting photo. One can appreciate the post process work that gives interest to the capture

7 May 2009 11:17am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

I'll try and catch up for your show, my son lives in Campbell ... which BTW is SOUTH of San Jose :)

I love PT Lobos, one of the nicest hiking/walking/photographing spots in this area.

7 May 2009 1:41pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

That tree is awesome! I really like old trees with "character". Another beautiful capture.

7 May 2009 1:54pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

beautiful shot

7 May 2009 2:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific composition and light, Scott. I marvel at that old tree hanging on for dear life. Bravo.

7 May 2009 2:36pm

Ajay from Pune, India

A lovely composition of a very unusual side of nature. Amazing how the land has been sliding over time and how trees are loosing grip over the land. Excellent presentation.

7 May 2009 3:29pm

peter from new york, United States

that cypress is truly a beauty. i bet it's seen many seasons. beautiful image scott!

7 May 2009 4:46pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Awesome image Scott! Superlative processing here...that amazing tree is testimony to nature's instinct for survival against the elements!

7 May 2009 6:12pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Majestic tree! Stunning!

7 May 2009 6:29pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Amazing tree. Well captured. Almost doesn't look like it could possibly be real.

7 May 2009 6:30pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Amazing place. The tree, with its big roots in the open air, is magnificent.... makes the shot...

7 May 2009 7:20pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! How beautiful is this. Superb exposure and composition! Gorgeous place

7 May 2009 7:35pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

I love the tree in the foreground with its dramatic form.
Go to this place seem very difficult?

7 May 2009 10:42pm

@K.B.R: Thanks for all of the comments and no - this place is not difficult to get to - Pt. Lobos State Reserve is just south of carmel and has many easily accessible walking paths and the Veteran Cypress is an easy walk from the more northerly parking area

Jen from St. George, United States

This shot is simply amazing! I think it does more justice to the Veteran Cypress than the one you posted a few weeks ago because you can really see it in context. It really is an incredible tree!! And the light, though subtle, is just perfect! The color tones are soft and inviting. There's so much depth and detail in this photo I could get lost in it for hours. I love it!

7 May 2009 11:23pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing landscape! great light and good detail and sharpness! the mist in the air adds a nice touch here and created a lovely mood! very well composed too!

8 May 2009 1:16am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

One of your best - and most evocative images, Scott. I love this.

8 May 2009 3:36am

Ken from United States

Professional Perfection.

8 May 2009 4:49am

PATRICK from miramas, France

5 stars and It would not be l tree in black and white of 10?

10 May 2009 11:46am