So I pass these trees on a daily basis to and from work. From the car, these dead trees stand starkly against the sky. Photographing them was a whole other issue. From the car, the brush seen in front of the trees don’t appear to be in the way, from the ground they are. I thought I could climb a small hill to the right and have an elevated angle. Wrong. What I assume are Manzanita Trees dot this hill. They appear to be low lying brush, but where you get up to them, they’re 5-6 feet high. After walking around looking for various angles, I settled for this. Looking back, I probably could have had a much better composition setting up the tripod and camera on the roof of my car. Hmm.
EXIF data: Nikon D50, patterned metering mode, 200mm, ISO 200, 1/160 sec, f/8
Dead Trees, Stratified Skies. Hwy 124 Ione, California. May 31, 2011. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.