Taken 28-May-13
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Keywords:Bristlecone, California, Patriarch Grove, White Mountains, Zenfolio, monochrome, pine
Photo Info

Dimensions4398 x 2932
Original file size3.44 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken28-May-13 10:07
Date modified8-Jan-14 21:58
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length24 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/350 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern


Ancient Bristlecone Forest, White Mountains, CA

Due to thin air, drought, and cold which slows their growth almost to a standstill, The bristlecone pines of the White Mountains of eastern California are the longest-living organisms on the planet, some attaining more than 4,000 years of age. Yet they are not immortal. Framed below wispy, fleeting clouds, this ancient bristlecone skeleton reminds us of the impermanence of even the most tenacious of lifeforms.

Like many desert scenes, the starkness of the bristlecone stands lends itself to black & white.