Cypress Tunnel at Pt. Reyes
One of my favorite places to photograph on the Marin Coast is the fascinating Cypress Tree Tunnel at Point Reyes National Seashore. This landmark in issue #087 - Point Reyes in Winter, California is located 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, off Sir Francis Drake road on the way to The Point Reyes Lighthouse. The tunnel, leading to the the Marconi Radio station, is formed by Monterey Cypress trees planted in 1930. You can photograph the tree tunnel all year round. Evergreen trees do not shed needles with seasonal changes. The building at the west end of the tunnel is the Marconi Radio Station. In 1923 Guglielmo Marconi developed a short-wave radio system that was not only useful for better long distance communication, but also guided ships into port in dense fog. The station was retired in the late 1900s but still transmits on weekends. I used a 10 mm lens to capture the full height and the wide-angle spread across the driveway in morning light.
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Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.