These ancient trees—thousands of years old—thrive in the dry, alkaline soil of their high mountain range. They face the day and night and gradually grow old. Perhaps they are wise, in the way trees are wise. Still standing, the wrinkles and patterns in solid wood stands testament to millennia of survival.
Exposure data: 200mm macro lens, eight exposures at shutter speeds from 5 seconds to 1/80 of a second, each exposure at f/32 and ISO 200, tripod mounted; exposures processed and combined in Adobe Camera RAW, Nik HDR Efex Pro and Photoshop; converted to monochromatic using Nik Silver Efex Pro and Photoshop.