Expiry of a Tree – Indian Pass Wilderness, California
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.