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Tarzan's Treehouse in Non-Living Color

Originally added to Disneyland's Adventureland in 1960 as the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse, the enormous artificial tree, constructed of steel, concrete, stucco and vinyl leaves received a complete makeover in 1999 and a transformation into Tarzan's Treehouse...

 

From Disney's own website:

disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/tarzans-treehouse/

The 150-ton mammoth tree has 450 branches containing over 6,000 leaves. Its scientific name is Disneydendron semperflorens grandis or "large ever-blooming Disney tree." As you near the top, you're treated to astonishingly beautiful views of Adventureland far below you.

 

I have fond memories of playing in this tree from when I was a little boy, and my family still enjoys a walk to the top even though my kids are young adults now. My knee doesn't like it so much anymore though...

 

HDR image from 3 exposures, transformed into 5 exposures using Lightroom to adjust the exposure values of images 0 and +2 EV in order to open some additional shadows. Tonemapped in Photomatix 4 with Nik and Topaz filters

 

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Taken on December 1, 2010