Thomas Busby's picture

Mountain Tree

I received a call one afternoon from a the owners of this tree asking for a photo of the tree with the mountain in the background.
Every member of the clients family has a photo of it from different angles, from different times of theirs lives, weddings, news articles etc... but she wanted something different, something with colour.
The tree means more than we could understand to this family, it was planted by family and it has family underneath it.
So I spent months watching the sunset from different hills, trying to find perfect conditions until I finally captured this image... it has been one of the most rewarding jobs of my life.
Fuji X-T1 w/ 40-150mm f/2.8, 3 image stitch.
1/180 sec, f/8 @ 50mm.

50mm · f/8.0 · 1/180s · ISO 200
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Mikkel Walle's picture

great story and image!

Thomas Brown's picture

Beautiful image, Love it

Wayne Denny's picture

Phenomenal work & story to go along with it! Great job!

Jim Savage's picture

Love this!!!!!

tanja kappler's picture

I loved this image and the write up. Congrats!

Philippe 97531's picture

Wow. Waiting for the right light, for months. You are a winner in my book, a real professional. It is what photography is about: light. And you made it so right, so...like this is the only way one should photograph the tree with the mountain in the background.

Funny that it somehow also looks like one of those miniature..what are they called? I forgot, it has a name, there are special lenses for that type of photography. Never mind; true art, this one!

Joost van Baars's picture

Tilt/Shift? Lensbaby?

Konstantin Sakhin's picture

Amazing !

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Ngaere Woodford's picture

Stunning, it has warmth and love both from the tree and the glorious Mountain....I really is the most beautiful mountain in the world....I am perhaps bias!

frank nazario's picture

Lovely image... great background story... Months? watching sunsets? and the using an XT-1 ( no disrespect) why not a rented Phase One. If they paid for months of research at least having the ultimate capture machine would have been nice too... specially if stiching was going to happen.

Rex Jones's picture

You nailed it man! The composition, the light, the color, the depth...this is absolutely incredible!!

J J's picture

I don't get excited about landscape much anymore but this is exceptional. where is this mountain?