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Oak Fantasia

Oak Fantasia
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Copyright: Don Eason (naturalverities) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-05
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Graflex Century Graphic 2x3, Rodenstock Ysarex 127mm f4.7, Fuji NPH 400
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-16 16:24
Viewed: 1694
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Gambel oak grove at the base of the Henry Mountains of south central Utah filters late afternoon sunlight through a canopy of spring leaves and rings of sinuous boles.

The Henries are laccolithic mountains that thrust up through the sedimentary overburden, creating madly tilted strata that absorb runoff and then release it in lush springs set amid arid ridges. The Gambel oak groves here and at similar springs ringing the Abajo and La Sal ranges contain some of the largest and most beautiful examples of this photogenic species.

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To caledonia: Thanksnaturalverities 1 01-18 22:17
To rychem: Hi and commentnaturalverities 1 01-18 22:10
To SunToucher: Thanks and more Gambel Oaksnaturalverities 1 01-18 22:00
To boomcat: Nice to meet younaturalverities 1 01-17 00:28
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Another beauty, light, composition and detail is very inviting. I really want to take a walk threw there and see what's beyond.

hello Don,

beautiful shot of this trees that leaning in every direction.. nice one you got here.. wonderful composition and the lights coming from behind the trees.. tfs..

greeting, terry

fantastic forest landscape, a bit fairy tale

Hi DOn,
That is a very interesting oak species. I've never seen a photo of it before. I love its shape and naked trunks.
The filtered light is very beautiful and gave a wonderful soft look to the entire photo. The details and clarity in the shaded area are magnificent.

Hi Don,

A lovely detailed image, the late sun is throwing lovely shadows, you will have amazing detail with this size of film.


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