Nearest Area: La Jolla. Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Nearest Town: San Diego, CA
Best Season: Winter
Description: The Torrey Pine is the second rarest pine tree in the world and rarest in the US. It is located on this short strip of coastal California and on Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA.
With the theme of rare beauty in mind, I set out on an early winter evening to capture this tree in the backdrop of a glorious sunset in the Pacific, and nature did not disappoint.
Gear: Mamiya 7II. 150mm. Fujichrome Velvia-50. Format: 6 x 7 cm.