Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011, Day 362 - Windbreak

A panoramic reminder of home.  These oaks were planted as a windbreak decades ago and run parallel to a main street adjacent to my parent's house.  This want taken the morning of Christmas Eve as the sun was rising and slowly burning off a layer of fog and clouds.  If you look closely you might be able to see the furrows plowed into the field in the foreground as it is prepared for planting.

For me one of the most iconic images of California are the oak trees.  They have such amazing structure that is highlighted when they are seen in silhouette; it doesn't matter if they are bare or wearing a cloak of green/black leaves their shape is so distinctive.  Oddly, this is a scene I drove past thousands of times and it wasn't until I moved to Oregon that I really appreciated the beauty of the scene.

Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
200mm, f8, 1/1250 sec @ 100 ISO

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