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Picture of the Day - October 26, 2009

Point Lobos

A spectacular view of Point Lobos on the California coast.
Photo courtesy of Mitchell Tancio.                     (Click on the photo for a larger view)

The American Pacific coast offers a virtually unlimited number of amazing photographic opportunities, and today's picture features one of the most striking views to be found anywhere between the Mexican and Canadian borders. Here is photographer Mitchell Tancio to tell us about it:
    "One of the gems of the breathtaking California coastline is the
    Point Lobos area. Point Lobos is located just south of Monterey
    in the gorgeous town of Carmel. Point Lobos is a photographer's
    dream characterized by restless, deep blue water crashing against
    the huge rocks. One could spend the whole day just sitting here
    in admiration of all the beauty. More photos of Point Lobos can
    be viewed here."
          Mitchell Tancio
Camera and settings used to capture this image:
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D
    Focal length: 17mm
    Shutter speed: 9 seconds
    Aperture: f/9
    ISO: 100
    Filter: 10 stop Neutral Density

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Helen Matson
    Town: Gary, IN

    Breathtaking indeed Mr. Tancio. What an outstanding image, especially considering the fact that you used a whopping 10 stop ND. You sir, are obviously a master.
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Another great puzzle photo!
    Name: Terry Bolton
    Town: Richmond, VA

    Great job on this one Mr. Tancio. A 9 second exposure in bright daylight is simply amazing!
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    Breathtaking photo is sure the correct term here Mr. Tancio!! Your photo is a real sight for the eyes in all ways. Very nicely done!
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Rick, this has to be one of the best photos you've ever published. Mr. Tancio has a real wall-hanger here.
    Name: Heather Carnes
    Town: Philadelphia, PA

    In a word...STUNNING!
    Name: Mitch Tancio
    Town: Fremont, CA

    Thanks everyone for the very kind words. I really appreciate it!
    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    I couldn't agree more Ed!
    Name: Lauren Blackwell
    Town: San Antonio, TX

    Simply gorgeous!! You wrote: “One could spend the whole day just sitting here in admiration of all the beauty.” If I lived near there, that is exactly what I would do! Since I don’t live there, your image allows me to sit and enjoy through your eyes. Thanks for such a beautiful sight!
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