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Tree at Pie Ranch

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 11 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Coastal California - just north of Ano Nuevo State Park along Highway One.

I turned around after taking yesterday's image and was immediately struck by the beauty of the light upon this live-oak against that dark background of conifers.

Larger view /location:

Tomorrow - I finally reach my southbound destination - just barely on time - you'd think I was getting distracted - taking too many photographs!?!

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MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Yep, that works Stephen.

11 Mar 2010 5:36am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is a perfectly beautiful photograph....but I wonder:
could you darken the conifers and/or sharpen the image a tidge
to give a touch more drama to that dramatic live oak ? :-)

11 Mar 2010 5:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good soft b/w. The tree is beautiful against this vegetal background

11 Mar 2010 8:46am

GH from Ker, France

Beautiful work b/w

11 Mar 2010 9:14am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful tones

11 Mar 2010 9:14am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

J'aime ce noir et blanc très doux

11 Mar 2010 12:15pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Beautiful B&W work, surely such an interesting oak tree

11 Mar 2010 1:20pm

Gregory Kowalski from Beijing, China

Nice scene.. very peaceful in BW

11 Mar 2010 2:20pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice detail and contrast.

11 Mar 2010 4:12pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful shades of grey. Love the detail in the single tree.

11 Mar 2010 7:51pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

nice mono

11 Mar 2010 8:30pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

It is striking. And I can see how it would be easy to get distracted, especially with a camera in hand!

11 Mar 2010 10:18pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

Very cool live oak....would like to see it even closer..... what do you mean, distracted, just cause you're carrying a camera??? No way.....

11 Mar 2010 11:39pm

@Susan: Oh, heavens - Susan - you of course are correct. What was I thinking?

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice B&W landscape

14 Mar 2010 8:53am