A Mighty Oak. March 27, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM, oak tree, Shelburne, silhouette, trees
Along side a country road in Shelburne, a great oak stands sentinel over a pasture:
Its position up against a piney hillside made it hard to photograph with any clarity of form, so I did a bit of a walk-about to get it silhouetted against the afternoon sun:
It’s a magnificent specimen, fully six feet through in its trunk, with an eighty foot crown:
I bet it’s old.
These are courtesy of my 16-35mm L-series lens, one of my favorites for getting close to really big things. I don’t use it enough, and this shoot reminded me of how much I like it!