Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lonely Pine

I was hiking along the bluffs of the Mississippi River and on a snowy day. The leaves have fallen and the branches are showing through.

On a hillside meadow I find a lone evergreen. Well, at least I think it is an evergreen. It has been sculpted by wind and snow into a shape that is more of like a Bonsai tree than a pine tree.

It's top was lopped off. The limbs were askew. The green boughs were pruned by old man winter. It was Bonsai.

I set up the tripod on the hillside and went about making the image. I decided to try both a shallow depth of field by photographing wide open at f/5.6 and then stopped down to f/32. The light table will tell which was better.

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