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Speaking of Trees
My friend +Robin Black shared a tree shot, so I had to go digging for one that I felt was worth sharing. This one was taken back in 2007 in Junction City, Oregon.

When I lived in Oregon, I was always driving around looking for things to shoot. I liked Junction City because there are farms there, surrounded by the mountains and the tall trees. There is also this one tree, on this one lone hill.

Most times, while driving by, the light was wrong, it was raining or something else just wasn't right, so I never took my shot. Though I knew exactly how I would compose it when the right time came.

On August 28th 2007 there was a lunar eclipse... the weather was good, though windy and the sky was going to be clear. This was the night.

I purposely decided to travel back late that night so I could capture the light of the full moon just over the hill lighting the lone tree (just before the eclipse). The goal wasn’t to get the details of the moon but capture the lone tree and its majestic beauty on the hill.

This 15 second exposure is what I got from that shot. 70mm @ f 3.5, 15 seconds, ISO 100 Nikon D200 w 28-70mm 2.8
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i love the lighting in this share thank you hugs
 
... and this one was just right...
... and down the road from me...
... I watched up from the hospital...
... You ever been up to Chip Ross at night? :)
 
+Mai'ta L'yeya Nava I had no idea you were in Oregon. I used to live in Eugene and worked there in Springfield. I miss it there. I'm not sure I know where Chip Ross is. I may have. I went all over the place there.
 
Chip Ross is the hill over from the hospital in Corvallis... Awesome view of the valley on a clear night... I go stargazing up there sometimes... ;)
 
+Mai'ta L'yeya Nava I think I know where you are talking about. That area is great on a clear night. You can see forever. I really miss the Pacific North West :-)
 
I like Eugene, great place to miss... If you ever come back to the area to visit, you should totally check out Mary's Peak. You can see from a few spots up there, a sea of green hills... That is if the Cloud Gods allow... :)

I lived in El Paso a while back. Can't say I miss that part of Texas though... ;)
 
Very beautiful work, like the shimmer along the near hill with the tree!
 
Magical light shining down on a nobel tree so regally perched on the crest of that hill. Wonderful capture David. Thank you.
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Nice compo!
Silhouette, hues, and lighting works for me!
 
Beautifully done & well worth the wait! Simply magical, +David Bowden I'm glad you went back for it, I don't think any other would have done it this kind of justice.
 
There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~Minnie Aumonier
 
what a delight visiting you +David Bowden !!! great photography.... great topics with a touch of humour....hope you are keeping well ;)))
 
Thanks so much +lin dunc Im glad you enjoy your visits. I am doing great. Thanks for asking. All my best to you and yours!
 
Thanks +Javier Esvall I really appreciate it. This one was planned and anticipated for a long time. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for the right image. This one I felt was worth it.

+Kristie B. Im really glad you liked it. This was one of my favorite shots of that year. I used to shoot a bunch of trees up there. I love em. This one was special to me.
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