Picture of the day - February 22, 2009
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Today's picture features yet another beautiful and rather intriguing
landscape by frequent contributor Winston Rockwell. This image
showcases the spectacular beauty of America's Pacific coast. The
following is Mr. Rockwell's story behind the image:
"Ruby Beach, located on the Pacific coast of Washington State,
one of the more scenic and rugged beaches on the Olympic
About thirty miles south of the town of Forks, WA
(setting for the
recent movie "Twilight"), Ruby Beach is popular
with tourists and
photographers alike. It's easily accessible from
highway 101, but
the lack of amenities, aside from a restroom
at the top of the bluff
near the parking lot, means it's mainly a
day-use spot for visitors
to stroll the beach, search for agates
or interesting bits of
driftwood, or just sit and watch the ever-
Miniature islands such as the ones found at Ruby Beach, known
sea-stacks, are what's left after eons of erosion, as the sea's
relentless forces carve away the shore. Some sea stacks, such
one in the background in this image, are still large enough
support trees and undergrowth, while others have eroded till
remains but barren pinnacles of stone, but they all serve
and nesting grounds for sea birds such as guillemots,
and murres, many of whom range far out to sea
for food, but may
never set foot on the "mainland".
Ruby Beach at sunset can be one of the most beautiful places
earth, as the soft glow of the sinking sun lights the rugged
"dragon's teeth" with shades of red and gold. Places like
clearly the handiwork of a Creator who knows beauty,
and has placed
it here for His children to enjoy...
This image was captured with a Canon 5D and Tamron SP24-135
24mm, 1/40 sec @ f/11, and processed using Dynamic
Photo HDR and
Photoshop image processing software."
You'll find lots more of Mr. Rockwell's stunning images on his
Name: James McFadden
Town: Tulsa, OK
Very nice picture of Ruby Beach. I've been there, and the scenery is
Name: Toni Yeary
Town: Bluff City, TN
What amazing formations those "dragon's teeth" are. I've never seen
anything like that before!
Name: Kyle Phillips
Town: Burke, VA
Beautiful photograph Mr. Rockwell, as always. All of the Pictures of
the Day are awesome, but yours are consistently top notch.
Name: Amanda Conyers
Town: Sandy Springs, GA
Beautiful...and quite interesting to boot!
Name: Phyllis Helton
Town: Bristol, VA
This one truly is a gem.
Name: Ron Trees
Town: Spokane, WA
Another spectacular photo Rocky. I truly never tire of viewing your
images!!!! Thanks for sharing them.
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