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Had a wonderful night last night shooting a tree with my bud Phil Hess. Yes a tree! This was a single lone tree near Roseville California, off the road a piece but not too far from civilization. Over a barbed wire fence and across a muddy field. You can see the road and the traffic trails in the background on some of the photos.
I like this tree because it has good lines, and a good background against the western sky (good for setting sun). Planning to go back on a day with more clouds.
This photo – D700, 70-200 at 70mm, ISO 1000, f11 and 1/1600th of a second. Manual mode. The others in the series vary in shutter speed (up to about 15 seconds!) and aperture from f8 to f16, with most of them at f11.