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Scrub pine

Scrub pine
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Copyright: Alli Hemingway (annagrace) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 18 N: 851] (2996)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C4000Z
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-17 23:19
Viewed: 5758
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another photo from the top of Stone Mountain, an approximately 2000 foot granite outcropping east of Atlanta. There are occasional scrub pines and patches of vegatation on top in pockets of dirt blown by the wind and captured in the craters on top of the granite. It's super windy on top so most of the tiny pines have a stooped appearance. The view is awesome from up there, you can see all the way to Atlanta, some 20+ miles away.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-11-18 1:40]

Hi Alli

A very interesting capture of this weather beaten and shaped little tree. Isn't nature just wonderful? If you should ever try to plant a tree there I am sure you would have no success, but nature planted it there without any other aid and the tree seems to be quite happy.

I like your composition and you managed nicely to show the stooped bearing of the tree, the tabled terrain of the mountain top, and the amazing scenic vista you have from that elevation. Just a pity it was a bit of a hazy day because try as I might, I could not see Atlanta (chuckle). The colours are very natural, the DOF is great, and the exposure was well controlled.

Good work and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-18 7:35]

Hello Alli,
Lovely place and capture.POV,framing,DOF and composition are wonderful.Have a great weekend!

That's an amazing shot, Alli!
I would have thought it was in California or something, it's always fun to learn something new. Great composition, and the fading colours give a good sense of distance. Interesting shot, TFS!

Hi Alli, this is a cool shot. You can pay a lot of money for a bonsai, you can grow one yourself and wait a long time, or you can go up to the top of Stone Mountain and enjoy them in the wild. I've seen similar trees growing out of almost seemingly bare rock. It is amazing how hardy they are and how little they need to survive. This is an excellent view point you've selected for this shot. Showing the tree on the rock with the city in the background works very well. The colour of this guy is great. It is obviously doing quite well.

Thanks, John

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