Congratulations to Sangeeta Dey for winning the recent Extreme Angles photo assignment with the image, “Bent, Not Broken.”
“The gnarled trees of Patagonia are a case study in survival and resilience,” says Dey. “They withstand all sorts of treacherous weather conditions including high winds that can go north of 100 miles/hr. This particular tree was perched high on a cliff and was under 10 feet in height. Autumn colors were at their peak at this time. The only way to capture this tree's beautiful windswept shape was to lie flat on the ground. As the saying goes, ‘The wind does not break a tree that bends’.”
Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Really Right Stuff tripod. Exposure: 1/100 sec., f/11, ISO 200, 15mm.