Pismo Dunes - Pismo Beach, CA © 2004
My wife and I head up to California's Central Coast each December for an Anniversary Trip (even though our anniversary is in November). This past December we stopped at the Monarch Butterfly grove in Shell Beach, and then walked into the North Campground of Pismo State Beach. Taking a trail to the beach we came upon a small grove of Eucalyptus trees. This photo was originally shot in color and was converted to black and white via the PC (as are virtually all of my digital B&W shots). Such a method allows for precise control over various contrasts within the photo (another way of saying that it's loads of fun!).