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The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest that is 5000 years old tree located in the oldest forest in the world (Pine Forest White Mountains, CA.). One of my fave spo...
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The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest that is 5000 years old tree located in the oldest forest in the world (Pine Forest White Mountains, CA.). One of my fave spot on many iconic places in California.
It took me several shots to get the right angle of this moon burst that partially blocked by the tree.

Thanks for viewing and your thoughts.

Pine Forest White Mountains, CA. USA - June2015

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37 Comments | Report
JennyLee82
 
JennyLee82 September 20, 2015
I'm glad things like this exist & that photos like these are taken so that the world may see & know of them. Beautiful; great job.
jesreyes
jesreyes September 21, 2015
Oh how wonderful world we live, it's shows how God awesome workmanship. Thanks Jenny! :)
rhondaflynn
 
rhondaflynn September 22, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
jesreyes
jesreyes October 22, 2015
Thanks rhondaflynn! :)
romansolar
 
romansolar September 25, 2015
oh, sweet
jesreyes
jesreyes October 22, 2015
Thanks romansolar! :)
gk1701
 
gk1701 September 26, 2015
Stunning photos!! Keep up the great work!!
jesreyes
jesreyes October 22, 2015
Thanks gek1701! :)
hadicarowo
 
hadicarowo September 28, 2015
beautiful..used slow speed
jesreyes
jesreyes October 22, 2015
Thanks hadicarowo! :)
mturnau PRO
 
mturnau October 03, 2015
an outstanding masterpiece
jesreyes
jesreyes October 22, 2015
Thanks mturnau. hoping to get a change to come back again! :)
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography October 17, 2015
Wowie!! Gorgeous! So worth the wait for the moon burst. LOL! Great capture! Congrats! :-)
jesreyes
jesreyes October 22, 2015
Oh yeah a bit lucky that the moon appeared. Lol! Thanks SnowbunnyPhotography!!! :)
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb November 06, 2015
Congratulations on both your Awards!
jesreyes
jesreyes November 10, 2015
Thanks nandicmb! ;-)
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 November 18, 2015
Breathtaking capture!!!!!
jesreyes
jesreyes November 22, 2015
Thanks CW...! :-)
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 December 18, 2015
Stunning shot. Congrats on being a contest finalist!
jesreyes
jesreyes December 21, 2015
Thank you Jillybean. Happy shooting! :)
Soolmaz
 
Soolmaz December 18, 2015
Cool!!!
jesreyes
jesreyes December 21, 2015
Thanks! :)
Kksgram Premium
 
Kksgram December 29, 2015
It's such an analogy to life itself...age, decay and beauty . I love that sun burst, too. EXCEPTIONAL !!!
Kksgram Premium
 
Kksgram December 29, 2015
Sorry, I meant MOON BURST !!
peggyclark0319 Platinum
 
peggyclark0319 January 20, 2016
I have no words to completely describe this, I absolutely think it's amazing, beautiful, striking, etc. I love it!
jesreyes
jesreyes February 02, 2016
Thanks for your kinds words peggyclark.. keep shooting! :)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana January 22, 2016
Cool!
jesreyes
jesreyes February 02, 2016
Thanks! :)
claudia_lothering_1704
 
claudia_lothering_1704 January 28, 2016
Wow, this takes my breath away - it is outstandingly good. You are right - God's creations are magnificent but through your lens you are a true messenger that shows and reflects his creations. I am now off to your gallery. I don't usually gush but you make me - lol
jesreyes
jesreyes February 02, 2016
Wow, Thanks Claudia_ for stopping by and your inspiring words... keeps me strive for more and share to the whole world. Cheers! :)
deb2662
 
deb2662 April 27, 2016
stunning capture so love old trees!!
meluhnee03 PRO
 
meluhnee03 April 27, 2016
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love trees and all of the things they symbolize in our lives. Is this available for purchase?
lesarnott PRO+
 
lesarnott April 28, 2016
Superb image!
yourlily
 
yourlily May 02, 2016
Sweeeeet!

Fabulous work....TY
mtybumpo
 
mtybumpo May 09, 2016
This is absolutely stunning! Such a perfect shot!
LindaT
 
LindaT May 09, 2016
beautiful shot!
sandigeeup
 
sandigeeup May 10, 2016
Very atmospheric and intriguing, mystical and fantastical..love it thank you for sharing with us.
anitafugate
 
anitafugate May 21, 2016
Absolutely stunning. It brings up different feelings.
Cole_Davis_Photography
 
Cole_Davis_Photography June 02, 2016
Very good.
jollyk1
 
jollyk1 August 10, 2016
Loving this gnarly tree. Great capture!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography August 16, 2016
Very cool, Outstanding capture
DanielMila
 
DanielMila August 21, 2016
Arizona Juniper?
OJ_Photography
 
OJ_Photography August 23, 2016
Awesome !
JourneyThroughMySoul
 
JourneyThroughMySoul January 17, 2017
Priceless beauty
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair February 05, 2017
Stunning work!
SuzieKaplan PRO+
 
SuzieKaplan March 24, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
SuzieKaplan PRO+
 
SuzieKaplan March 24, 2017
outstanding!!!
lisaannm
 
lisaannm April 27, 2017
Awesome
podesta
 
podesta May 24, 2017
Amazing picture
beth_houk
 
beth_houk July 09, 2017
wow! so beautiful!
Nick100 PRO+
 
Nick100 January 28, 2018
Excellent shot Do you recollect how long was the exposure

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in Bristlecone Pine Forest White Mountains Inyo, California during my recent visit. I’m a “Pinoy” travel landscape photographer that is based in Kuwait. Being able to shoot this iconic place is a dream come true and how I wish I would have a chance to return in the future.
Time
This is interesting tree that still exist today which is around 5000 years old, the oldest living tree that is located in the remote place in the world. This image is one my favorite shot of this Bristlecone Pine tree. This was taken on July 2, 2015 around 9:00 pm. eastern time.
Lighting
This is 30sec. (long exposure) shot for the shutter speed at an aperture of f/9 @ISO 640. It took me several shots to get the right angle of the moon burst that is partly blocked by the tree. It was a bit dark around the corners so moving around focusing and composing is a bit challenge but using a flash light has a big help to capture. Lighting is critical during the night because of the shadows formed depending on the angle of lighting used.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 5D MarkIII, Canon EF 16-35 f/4 Lens, Gitzo CF Tripod with Manfrotto 054 Ball head and Phottix Remote Timer.
Inspiration
I’ve seen different beautiful images of this place taken by known photographers which inspired me to have a shot of my own.
Editing
Many techniques are use in field and post processing to obtain this final output. Firstly, I’ve processed it in adobe camera raw for exposure and white balance adjustment. Then, In Photoshop for some color and contrast adjustment. Finally, finishing it up by sharpening it for the web and for print.
In my camera bag
I usually brought two camera bodies when I travel, the Canon 5D Mark III as my main camera body and Canon 6D for back up, Canon wide angle lenses the 16-35 f/4 and 16-35 f/2.8. Plus along with Canon zoom lens 70-200 f/4 IS and several other graduated and ND filters.
Feedback
Considering the height for this is an elevated place of around 11,000 ft. above sea level, weather will be colder. There’s a need to gear up for the breeze and have the stamina to hike uphill. When you reach the place you must still have resume energy to start capturing the image at different angle.

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