Tree or Roots!

Challenge #3 in the The Creative Light Painter! series. Hosted by Lihkin.
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Let's see your most creative shot of a tree or a tree's roots. This means, not two trees, not three trees, but one tree (or one tree's roots). The tree should dominate the photograph. You can post a shot of a tree with it's shadow. Shoot up, down, wide angle, close up (does not mean that you just show a leaf or a branch), however you wish. Just remember- the tree MUST dominate the photograph. No people. no animals etc. Please READ the rules before submission. Any photo not conforming to the rules, will be disqualified!
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Bristlecone Pine at Olmstead Point
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A Bristlecone Pine near the Olmstead Point viewing area along the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park. This particular tree may well be 4,000 years old; Bristlecone Pines are among the oldest single living organisms on Earth.
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Submitted: Friday, 26th June, 2009 03:50 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 13th June, 2009
Focal length: 12 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
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