Night Work with the X-T1

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Night Work with the X-T1
3 months ago

All in a night's work...er.. fun.
Stringer's Oak

The property on which this old, dead, Oak Tree stands is that of a Mr. Stringer. The location is about six miles from Valley Mills, Texas. I received permission to photograph it after dark on his ranch and did so on August 17, 2014 using the Fuji X-T1 and the 18mm f/2.0. This was an 18 second exposure.

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The tree itself is quite amazing in that its circumference at the base has to be about 20 to 30 feet if not greater. It is huge. That would indicate this old tree has been standing for well over 200 years while growing and probably standing about 50 years in its current state. Trees in Texas do not grow as big as those in other parts of the country so with that in mind, you can imagine how very old this tree was when it finally gave up the ghost. Why did it die? I have no idea. It could have been from disease, drought, pest or something else entirely.

It was a pleasure to photograph it. Coyotes yipping in the distance and a cool Southwest breeze blowing away the 102 degree high of the day. I packed up my camera gear around 12:30 AM and made it back home in Dallas at 3:30 in the morning. Yes, very tired today but happy to have crossed paths with this old tree and a beautiful night sky.

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