Ancient Images

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Schusskabob, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

    May 14, 2014
    Colorado, USA
    Did a hike the other day in the Mt Evans Wilderness, which is just a little west of Denver. In the higher elevations the trees and bushes have pretty much lost their color/leaves and there weren't any lakes or waterfalls on this hike, so I wasn't expecting a lot of great photo ops, but......sometimes ya just never know what you'll find! In this case, it was Bristlecone Pines. Now, in this area, some of these trees are well over 1000 years old. Their twisted and gnarled shapes can present all kinds of photo possibilities. My regret this day was in not taking a tripod (wanting to save a little weight in my pack), so some shots may not have been as sharp as I would've liked but here's some of what I got.
    Spent a lot of time nosing around this old timer..
    15287733428_5594a1c0e9_c. DSC06633-Edit-Edit.jpg by schusskabob, on Flickr
    15474359645_63ca30a51f_c. DSC06627-Edit-Edit-Edit.jpg by schusskabob, on Flickr
    15287731588_fecdcfb8c2_c. DSC06630-Edit-Edit-Edit.jpg by schusskabob, on Flickr
    15474019432_9ba2174384_c. DSC06636-Edit-Edit-Edit.jpg by schusskabob, on Flickr
    15287795017_9959583905_c. DSC06634-Edit-Edit-Edit.jpg by schusskabob, on Flickr
    15451592386_f0a24bc108_c. DSC06642-Edit-Edit-Edit-Edit.jpg by schusskabob, on Flickr
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  2. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

    May 14, 2014
    Colorado, USA
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Love those Bristlecones!
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Awesome photos!!!
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Fascinating patterns.
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  6. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

    May 14, 2014
    Colorado, USA

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  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    Beautiful pieces, and the photos as well
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  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    The clarity of shots taken at altitude in clear air always astounds me (and it shouldn't, but it does). There's just something about them that takes your breath away. These are no exception. :)
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