Expiry of a Tree – Indian Pass Wilderness, California

Expiry of a Tree - Indian Pass

Expiry of a Tree – Indian Pass Wilderness, California

Copyright 2017, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

The expiry of this old, hollowed out tree caught my attention right away. It is a lone tree that lived and died on a very inhospitable patch of desert in Indian Pass Wilderness, Imperial County, California. My approach to capturing a dead tree is as if I am doing the portrait of a nonagenarian, trying to accentuate every line and fold of their weathered face and hands as evidence of having lived a long, full life.

Nikon D810 DSLR AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/320 sec., ISO 64,  exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, capture date and time: 2/08/2017, 3:20 pm, post processing: HDR 32-bit image file.

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5 thoughts on “Expiry of a Tree – Indian Pass Wilderness, California

  1. Where most would just walk on oblivious to what is around them, you always see everything around you. You also have the amazing capacity to find the beauty in everything you see. You have the even more amazing ability to capture what you see and show that beauty to the viewer.

    Your art is breathtaking. Your technique is impeccable. Your prints are stunning.

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