I posted a few shots from here, but every time I see this tree when browsing through my files, I'm still very much fascinated by it. So here it is again a slightly different POV and I like the tight crop, you can see the original in color and uncropped version in the pano view.
We'll be camping in this area in a few week, and will take Tyler first camping trip. We take him here to see this forest too if the weather cooperate.
Black and White is the perfect choice here. It allows the wood grain to take center stage. As I was looking at it I thought, "I'd like to see that in color." Then I thought, "This is Way, of course he put it in the Ci." As I looked at the pano, my first thought was, "The color is perfect but the pano format cramped his style and didn't allow him to get a good stopping point." Then I realized that the main and the pano were the same image but the B&W kept me so focused on the grain that it didn't feel like an unfortunate stopping point.
One question, What was the pixel size on the Pano?
HLJ x3, Pat
plimrn (2018/08/01 16:44:39): Thank youW.Lim (2018/07/12 21:39:44): 1348 PX by 899 PX I just take the Original size of the picture from the camera at 18.722x12.486 at 300dpi and i just reduce the dpi to 72 and keep the dimension the same as its original.
Very very good, Way, the result is so tasteful with the black frame around the image but also the extract you have chosen to show all the twists of age a bit closer from an attractive angle. I can see the graphic designer :-) b/w is great, color too, you leave the choice, we can decide, we can compare. In the CI I love the bright harsh brutal sunlight moving in from above. Great to take baby boy camping, this is how I grew up. Such an adventure. We're going camping too in early August. It will be the Green Mountains this time, we have found an awesome spot (already last time), it can have bears. Uhhh.
Is this from the trail around the visitors center or is at the top of the mountain in the larger forest? The B&W really works for these trees with their gray trunks and deep blue skies. Joanne and I are heading over that direction in early October but I don't know if we will make to the White Mountains or not. We are going during the new moon in hopes of some astrophotography. We plan on parking our trailer in the Alabama Hills so we are away from any light as soon as it gets dark. Then up to Bishop and Lee Vining for some late fall color. Jinny Lake is best around Columbus Day.
Well done, I like it.
W.Lim (2018/07/16 05:02:14): It would be really cool to do some astrophotography here too...W.Lim (2018/07/16 05:01:35): Thanks John,
This is from the trail near the visitor center. We did the larger loop as well and also drove on the unpaved road to the other area, but we encounter some thunder storm and decided not to hang around. Beside I like the trees near the visitor center as well.
Not sure, but October maybe too late to be up here, I think these area are close after Labor day and only open starting Memorial Day....
The details around these trees is just unbelievable. Up in the altitude, cold nights, not a lot of rain, long winters, last man standing from a different time that is long gone. Will they survive the upcoming global warming? Maybe not!
I LOVE the almost abstract in this image. Not a lot to give an understanding what this is and yet it is clearly a Bristlecone with all the scars and twists acquired throughout some hundreds or even thousands of years.