Krummholz

State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Yosemite NP
Town
Lee Vining
Notes

Canon EOS 5D; Canon EF 16-35mm @ 35mm; RAW capture: f/9 @ 1/50 sec, ISO 100; Auto exposure; Partial metering; Auto WB

Description

Krummholz is German for "twisted wood" and is a growth form exhibited by trees at locations of great environmental stress, such as high elevations and high wind. This aged Juniper, on the crest of a boulder at Olmsted Point in Yosemite NP, despite the protection of an adjacent erratic, is severly bent over with its only foliage on the leeward side. This scene was captured with the camera resting on the stone, looking up toward the tree and sky to eliminate any background distractions, using the crack in the stone as a leading line.

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Date Added
October 24, 2017
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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