Photo of the Day: ‘Heaven’s Oak, Manresa, 2012’

"Heaven's Oak, Manresa, 2012." Copyright 2012 / Andrew Boyd. Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lens @ 16mm, 1.6 sec. exp. @ f11, ISO 50.

“Heaven’s Oak, Manresa, 2012.” Copyright 2012 / Andrew Boyd.
Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lens @ 16mm, 1.6 sec. exp. @ f11, ISO 50.

Here’s another photograph from my trip to Manresa, the Jesuit retreat center north of New Orleans along the Great River Road of the Mississippi River.  One of my current artistic projects involves the majestic live oak trees that are indigenous to this area, huge creatures that can live several hundred years. I find them sources of great inspiration; something about their twisted and gnarled forms appeals to my continuing interest in the idea of  photography as a recorder of timelessness.

This was shot, on a tripod, early in the morning before the mist burned away.

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