Photographer's Note

This is the very first decent prent that I managed to make of this tree. I have shot well over 500 frames of her between digital and film and I can honestly say I have only 5% of those shots in worthwhile negs/image. She is a very difficult subject to shoot. The tree itself is massive. When you drive up on it, it has the appearence of a line of trees where the branches now rest on the ground. It shades nearly an acre by itself. No exaggeration! I took this shot at around 40 meters from the trunk at a 28mm focal length. Fortunately, when the housing section that this tree was built in, allocated a large lot for her. Thank goodness. It would have been a horrid shame to cut her down to build a house. She is approximately 350 years old.

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