Day of Reckoning

Day of Reckoning

Day of Reckoning, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

To make a fisheye composition work, usually you need an interesting foreground subject up very close and personal as well as an exciting background. I think this view of an old Bristlecone Pine at sunset in the Patriarch Grove fits the bill, and looks appropriately apocalyptic.

Technical data: 10.5mm digital fisheye, two combined exposures (one at 1/60 of a second, one at 1/40 of a second), both exposures at f/22 and ISO 200, tripod mounted.

Related story: Touching the Rainbow; my Bristlecone photos on Flickr.

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    […] is a black and white rendition of my rather dramatic fisheye image of Bristlecone Pines, some of the oldest living things, photographed in the White Mountains along the California-Nevada […]

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    […] of eastern California, home of the ancient Bristlecone Pines. Our thought was to get to the Patriarch Grove, which we’d heard was inaccessible due to […]

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