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20th Annual
Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Third Place, Views Beyond the Bay Area


"Rock Power"
By David Golick

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Artist's Statement

After a long road trip, my family and I stayed in Morro Bay for a couple days before returning home. Unfortunately, the weather hadn't cooperated, as it was "socked in" with fog the entire time. As we were leaving for home, I looked back toward the rock and to my delight, the fog had momentarily lifted! I quickly pulled off the highway, found some beach access and ran out to the beach and captured this image of Morro Rock opposite the the local power plant.

Judge's Comment

David Gollick's "Rock Power" is all about opposing forces. His choice of a long horizontal format is effective here, as it opposes the vertical thrust of the smokestacks against the massive solidity of the rock and the sweeping flow of the clouds.

-- David Hibbard

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