Saturday, February 27, 2010

(Day 58) Reach for the sky

My neighbour has a very large tree on his property which I've often admired from our house. It's difficult to miss because it's the tallest thing around. I'm no expert at judging heights but it looks to me as tall as a 10 storey building, so I'm guessing 100' (30m). Now, that's not nearly as tall as a sequoia or a redwood, but in these parts it's got bragging rights. Today I trudged through all the snow we got yesterday, crossed the fence to my neighbour's,  and paid it a visit. I hope the photo conveys some sense of its size and height.

(18-55mm  f22  1/30 sec  ISO200)



8 comments:

Photog Ave said...

I always like this perspective when taking pictures of trees.

Great job!
['รด ] Avery

M. Hassan said...

Really cool and spooky at the same time. Is that "Medusa" I see there ;)

By the way, congrats on Canada's skating win yesterday!

Kerri said...

Oh my....this is fabulous! LOVE it!

Rick de Zoete said...

@Avery - thank you.

@M.Hassan - interesting comment re: Medusa - I hadn't thought of that but now I see it. Re: Olympics - thanks; I hope we can add a hockey win today! :)

@Kerri - thanks!

lizzynash said...

I feel as if I could travel down/up the tree... wonderful perspective!

Rick said...

Liz - thank you for the compliment and for following.

Julia said...

Wow!!! That's a great shot you got!!!

Rick said...

@Julia - thank you.