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Ancient One in Fog

  Ancient One in Fog
Ancient One in Fog
A bristlecone pine that is more than a millennium old. I found this ancient tree in the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area of Colorado.
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Mike Murawski     I would think being that old it would be a little bigger! I really enjoyed your gallery. Any advice for taking pictures in the fog (shutter speed, aperture, etc.)

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3/2/2007 5:34:49 PM

Jan Forseth  

Hi, Mike. This tree was at 11,540 feet in elevation. At that altitude, they are subjected to a very short growing season, because most of the year they are in snow, and not much oxygen up there. They tend to be stunted and also bent from the high winds.
This particular photo was taken at f/16, 1/200th of a second. Sometimes it can be hard to focus in fog, so if that occurs, you might wish to switch to manual focus (although that wasn't necessary in this case).

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3/2/2007 5:41:44 PM

Diane L. Thomas
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004

Jan, your site is wonderful. What a blessing to live in such a beauty of a state. You do great work. Diane Thomas

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3/7/2007 5:59:33 AM

Donna La Mattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2004
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Moody and beautiful, I like your perspective Jan!

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3/8/2007 9:29:44 AM

Debra LeVasseur
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/29/2004

Hi Jan,
Great photo and I just checked out your gallery, All I can say is WOW!! There are way too many that I really like to comment on them but one day I hope to be able to get that many great shots also. :-)

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3/14/2007 8:49:32 AM

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