Ancient Tree Of Life
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The first time I visited the Angel Oak I was amazed and unprepared but this time I used a tripod captured in RAW. This was processed using Nikon CaptureNX using color control points on the ground of leaves then I used Adobe Lightroom to increase the Recovery and export the final sRGB jpeg.
"The Angel Oak is a Southern live oak tree located in Angel Oak Park, in Charleston, South Carolina on Johns Island, one of South Carolina's Sea Islands. It is estimated to be over 1400 years old, standing 20 m (65 feet) tall, 2.47 m in diameter, and the crown covers an area of 1,580 m² (17,000 square feet). Its longest limb is 27 m (89 feet) in length. The tree and surrounding park have been owned by the city of Charleston since 1991."