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Angel Oak



This oak tree is centuries older than the doctrines of the United States. It's also one of the few photos I have manipulated in Photoshop to remove distrac...
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This oak tree is centuries older than the doctrines of the United States. It's also one of the few photos I have manipulated in Photoshop to remove distracting objects and apply neural filters to create a distance haze effect.
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This is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. I love it!!
sijophoto
sijophoto Jan 05
Wow, thank you so much! :)

Behind The Lens

Location
Angel Oak is perhaps the oldest known Southern live oak in the United States. It's located at John's Island very close to Charleston, South Carolina.
Time
I was on the way back from a business trip and asked my companions to make a special, short detour to visit Angel Oak. As we had a long drive ahead of us, we stopped by very early on our way back home, before 7:00 AM. Unfortunately, as it turns out, the facilities are not open during all hours so our view of Angel Oak was from the street, through the chain-link fence.
Lighting
In the morning light, the immense canopy provided by the Angel Oak tree casts its colours to all the things that surround it. More important than time of day is perhaps time of year since the seasons will change the mood of this scene.
Equipment
Since I was on a business trip, I only had my Panasonic DMC-LX100, set to around 14mm. I took the picture handheld using natural light.
Inspiration
I really had no idea of the tree's existence. After dinner with coworkers one evening, walking back to the hotel, I stopped at a gallery in downtown Charleston and saw some beautiful works of the Angel Oak. I knew then I had to go see this for myself.
Editing
Post-process with a raw image in Lightroom to correct color balance and cast to give it back some warmth rather than the immense green. In Photoshop, I removed a few distracting background objects.
In my camera bag
Usually an old Canon 6D running Magic Lamp and a 70-200 or a 100mm macro.
Feedback
There are lots of pictures of Angel Oak. I would encourage looking at them and determining which mood you're going for -- bright or moody. Also, make note of the season as well to capture it in the right time of year. Don't do what I did. Make sure you check the hours of the facilities!

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