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    A night composition of the Burmis Tree in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta. Though this tree actually died in the 1970's, and toppled over in 1998, the people of the local community stabilized this seven hundred year old tree, using permanent rods in the bed rock and metal straps along the root structure. Walking around the tree looking for a composition, I wanted to incorporate these metal constraints and the out stretched limbs reaching out. A dancer clamped to an earthly realm.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 14
    Lighting 10
    Creativity 7
    Story 11

    I like that you included the metal constraints as a way to show the human connectivity to the tree. It is like the constraints are the only thing keeping it from floating away to the stars. Great image.

    Erika Larsen
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Oct 30, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2014
    Location: Burmis, Alberta, Canada
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800E
    Focal Length: 20 mm
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 800
    Copyright: © Brad Russell
    Categories: Abstract, Nature
    Assignments: Tree of Life