Dead Tree on the Trail to Dante’s Peak

Dead Tree on the Trail to Dante's Peak

Dead Tree on the Trail to Dante’s Peak

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This is the kind of place where you are hoping to get lost in the woods.

Copyright 2016, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon D810 DSLR  AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/22, 1/30 sec., ISO 800,  exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headdepth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app.iPhone 6 +, capture date and time: 3/17/2016, 8:29 am, post processing: Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Bridge.


15 thoughts on “Dead Tree on the Trail to Dante’s Peak

  1. This image is gorgeous! What a stunningly pure yellow, the flowers. I love the little black eyes susans, the yellow daisies scattered amongst the other yellow flowers! I love the 4 little yellow flowers standing bravely almost in a perfectly straight, almost equal height row at the top of the flower line bottom left quadrant of the image. So unusual to see in wild Nature. The tree, the bark, is magnificent! The effect of the bleached out look on the sun exposed upward limbs, The tree almost looks like it’s bowing to the beauty in its environment. The flowers up on the hillside. The rust color underneath and around them. I love the way the shadows and dark greens on either side of this frame the image…and all the glorious greens throughout. The little red leaf suspended center above the long limb..and the purpleishness of that one leaf on the large leaf green plant off to the bottom right. The old making way for the new..death and rebirth.The depth of this image is fantastic! A breathtaking capture.

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    • Lezlie: Thanks for liking this image. You seem to have a trained eye and a desire to seek out the finest of detail, attributes that are much appreciated on In other words, you are one of those viewers that always takes the time to go to the ~ view larger ~ page.

      About the little yellow flowers: They are growing along the rim of the trail where they get the most light.

      About the little red leaf (you will need to go to the ~ view larger ~ page to see this): I sampled the color of this leaf in Photoshop and used it for the border on this image. If you look even closer (it’s only 3 pixels wide) you will see I added a little crinkle to the border like a decaying leaf would have.

      About the large leaf green plant: An unusual plant of washed, watercolor green with areas of subdued purple. This plant can have pure white flowers 6″ in diameter if it gets enough sun. I wish I knew the name of it.

      About the dead tree: He’s the star of the show!

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      • The only way to really see the image well is to go to the larger view. That’s when it breathes and truly comes to life. That’s when the secrets contained within the image reveal themselves. Your images always have little secrets hidden within them. The beauty of this is that each viewer will find the specific secrets that appeal to them. With this particular image, I didn’t see the depth and reach of it really come to life until I saw it larger.

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    • I see such beauty in this tree. There is grace in the form of the branches still reaching out.
      The starkness adds to it’s beauty. It has for me the haunting allure of remembered life.
      This tree may appear dead but for me I see the eternal, internal, beauty as it gives life to the forest floor.
      The flowers are the trees gift showing that even in death there is life.

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  2. inesephoto: Thanks for liking my image ”Dead Tree on the Trail to Dante Peak”. The dead tree is like an old friend who I stop and say hello to whenever I’m on this path. This time I had my camera.


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