Friday, January 11 2013. One of the coldest days of the year. The day was clear, crisp, cold and most importantly dry. Visibility was incredible. Catalina stood out across the water. Ships were discernible in the bay. Bill had his new Canon SX50 with a 50X zoom (24 mm to 1200 mm). The photo he took from Newman's Point to Catalina was a distance of 65 miles. The ships were estimated at 40 miles. The afternoon lighting made the sea very bright and since the exposure was set from that, the land came out pretty dark.