DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
The Fingers of Time
The Fingers of Time
jaxsond


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: A Single Tree (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Johns Island, SC
Date: Sep 6, 2006
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2006

The Angel Oak, Quercus virginiana, is more than 1,400 years old. It is believed to be the oldest living thing in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River. It's 65 feet tall, has a circumference of almost 26 feet, and provides more than 17,000 square feet of shade.

It grows just outside of Charleston, SC. It is quite a remarkable tree and it really causes one to reflect on the incredible amount of history it has witnessed. Unfortunately, the city feels they need to protect this tree, from vandals I suppose, and have completely encircled the park in a heinous chain-link barbed-wire fence.

Also, in this photo I have cloned out several "crutches" supporting some of the tree's larger limbs as I wanted to show the tree with dignity intact.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.7635
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6702
Avg (non-participants): 6.8440
Views since voting: 3799
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 203
Comments: 42
Favorites: 7 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
01/21/2009 04:51:41 AM
This is a sweet tree! Into favs. :)
01/19/2009 04:59:30 PM
This is amazing! Thanks for showing us this glorious tree.
09/29/2006 11:07:45 PM
The mad tree. What a complicated growth and if we look slowly we appreciate its untold beauty. Great capture and great study. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2006 05:43:28 PM
What a grand old tree. Nice find :) I love how you have filled the frame with the "fingers". Very dramatic, well done :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2006 04:44:31 PM
Great shot!!!! I'm glad you got to shoot this - it was the first thing I thought of when I read the challenge. I'm living in the Charleston area now and have heard about the tree but have never been. Will you please send me a PM and give me directions.

Thanks and congrats on the great finish!!!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/20/2006 05:00:18 PM
What a great tree which reminds of Major Oak in Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood's tree as the tourist legend would have it!). You did well to remove all the artificial stuff as it gives a true sense of its majesty without man's intervention.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/20/2006 03:45:23 PM
You B&W really makes this tree something to look at. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2006 11:28:19 PM
Wow.. crazy tree.. I want to climb it immediately.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2006 11:01:39 AM
beautiful rendering of this remarkable champion tree.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2006 07:19:38 AM
Congrats on the 5th place, great shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2006 02:32:51 AM
reminds me slightly of a shot i took awhile back, here. but your picture is much better :p
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2006 12:40:49 AM
Very cool tree! Congratulations on 5th!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2006 12:06:11 AM
congrats on 5th :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/17/2006 10:08:10 PM
I absoulutely LOVE this tree and am so jealous that you had such a wonderful specimen to take a photograph of. And you did it very well. It's so wonderful how it completely fills the frame.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2006 06:42:13 PM
perfect
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2006 01:10:39 PM
Amazing composition. It looks as if it's trying to reach out and take me in.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2006 11:58:25 AM
Very interesting Shot and composition,8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2006 07:49:12 PM
This is a fantastic shot!! i love these sorts of trees
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2006 10:54:38 AM
WOW! Awesome perspective! Great job putting this together.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2006 08:33:45 AM
omg what a fabulous tree!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2006 03:23:51 AM
i really like how the shot almost seems 3d. i can feel the fingers.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2006 08:18:50 PM
One of the most impressive trees in this challenge. A very exciting entry. 8 on first pass.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2006 05:30:01 PM
Interesting photo. Great use of lines but fill there could of been more detail in the trees branches. Still a good shot. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2006 08:35:42 AM
this tree is amazing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2006 09:02:46 PM
This is one of the most amazing trees submitted in this challenge. The background appears a bit cluttered. Otherwise, a perfect photograph. You have my vote...8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2006 08:38:12 PM
10! What an amazing tree, and a great capture of it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2006 02:43:28 PM
SIMPLY AWESOME!! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2006 01:29:04 AM
Where is this? I'd like to see this in person. There was a tree in Chico California that used to be similar to this but it gave up the fight! In fact I just thought that this would make a great prop for Gary & his brothers to make another appearance! WOW!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2006 12:43:26 AM
And a wild tree it is. Great capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2006 02:18:49 PM
this is wild looking! 9!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2006 01:30:03 PM
Nice subject for the challenge. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2006 07:43:52 AM
what a great find and capture, I love the tones and wow - what a tree!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2006 12:56:22 PM
Wonderful perspective. It's almost 3D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2006 11:54:48 AM
Remarkable tree. Nicely photographed with a good depth of field. I like the black and white treatment. 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 06:42:43 PM
What a great tree :o)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 04:56:49 PM
I like the perspective and the black and white work well for the concept. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 04:07:18 PM
Wow! Neat capture. the use of b&w doesn't capture my attention though. 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 09:23:50 AM
excellent image..the branches are fascinating and draw you right to the tree..composed very well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 09:17:59 AM
wonderful capture...9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 09:15:22 AM
I love the gnarled branches. I think it could use adjustments of levels, contrast and some dodge and burn to really give it the oomph it deserves.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 06:07:08 AM
Wow, that's a great old tree with a lot of character and a lot of tales to tell. All that's needed is a hammock and an iced tea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 12:55:47 AM
WOW! This is great! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 08/03/2021 07:38:01 AM EDT.