13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
After two failed attempts due to weather, I was finally able to take this photo trip to the Bristle Cone Pine forest near Bishop, CA. Photographed at an altitude of 10,800 ft using a light painting technique, I lit the tree up using a led light during one lone exposure. These trees in the area can be as much as 3000-5000 years old and are known to be some of the oldest trees in the world. I love the way this particular tree (about 30ft. tall) stood up into the clear night sky with the milky way behind it in the background.
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||July 12, 2015, 1:32 p.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark III