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P0000193 Port Renfrew - 24-Apr-2019 to 26-Apr-2019 | by f/13 photography
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P0000193 Port Renfrew - 24-Apr-2019 to 26-Apr-2019

No trip to Port Renfrew would be complete without a mandatory visit to this little fir tree sprouting out of an old log on Fairy Lake.


The tree is very easy to find, just drive 300m pass the Fairy Lake campgrounds if you're coming from Port Renfrew direction and it'll be waiting for you just off the shore on your right hand side.


This tree has become such an icon that many have photographed it already, so it is very had to get a unique image. I highly recommend to visit when the light is good, i.e. sunrise or sunset.


My images here taken were during a sunrise and as you can see, the light varies tremendously from minute to minute, so it is worthwhile to wait around and shoot many variants from different angles so you can choose the best one later on the computer.


A long lens (around 200mm in 135 format) is recommended to separate the tree from unwanted clutter in the background (my image here is taken at around 180mm in 135 terms). I've also used a 10-stop ND to smooth out the (already very calm) water to emphasise the serenity of this scene. A polariser might be useful depending on the time of day.

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Taken on April 26, 2019