Oak Branches Silhouette, Sunset Sky

Carbondale, CA

I didn’t think much about oak trees until I moved out to the foothills.  Now there are rolling hills of oaks everywhere around me.  I’ve been spying this particular oak tree for the past two weeks.  Why?  The ranch this tree stands near has a length of white horse fence running right past this tree.  If I can get the silhouette of both the tree and the fence with the sunset in the background, I’ll need to stop during my drive home to snap a few photographs.  That day was today.

Of course, after all this talk about the fence, it’s not in this photograph.  There’s one part of oak trees that captivates me: the very ends of the branches, where the crooked turns to fragile.  So for today’s photograph, I’ve focused on this area of the tree by creating a silhouette using the sunset clouds.

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EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 98mm, ISO 100, 0.4 sec, f/11

Oak Branches Silhouette, Sunset Sky.  Carbondale, California.  February 09, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved. 


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