Landscape Photography
of James L. Snyder

Pinnacle Point
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Pinnacle Point
Linhof Master Technika 2000 camera, 150mm Schneider Symmar-S f/5.6 lens, Fujicolor Pro 160S film, 3 exposures, 156 megapixels
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Pinnacle Point

Cypress Grove Trail, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Monterey County, CA, 7/6/2014

On a visit to Point Lobos, south of California’s Carmel-by-the-Sea, I was impressed by the rugged simplicity of Pinnacle Point, with its lone cypress and patches of ice plant. Here is a view of the promontory across Pinnacle Cove from Cypress Grove Trail on South Point. Beyond The Pinnacle is Carmel Bay. At the horizon, distant Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula is barely visible through the fog. Cormorants and gulls nest on the steep sides of sandstone cliffs on Pinnacle Point and other inaccessible rocks throughout the Reserve. Australian-born California painter Francis McComas (1875-1938) called Point Lobos the “greatest meeting of land and water in the world”.

Pinnacle Point

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