Live Oaks


Westchester, United States

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Location: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
> Charleston > South Carolina > USA

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Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX
Filter: UV, Circular Polarizer (NIKON)
Tripod: Yes
Aperture Priority,ISO 200, f/22, shutter: 1/10 Sec.
Exposure Compensation: -5,-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2
Tone Mapped in Photomatix Pro
PP in Photoshop CS4 & NIK Software


MAGNOLIA PLANTATION AND GARDENS. Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens.

Depending on the growing conditions, live oaks vary from the shrubby to large and spreading: typical open-grown trees reach 15 metres (50 feet) in height, but may span nearly 50 metres. Their lower limbs often sweep down towards the ground before curving up again. They can grow at severe angles, and Native Americans used to bend saplings over so that they would grow at extreme angles, to serve as trail markers. They drop their leaves, and grow new ones, within a few weeks in spring. The bark is furrowed longitudinally, and the acorns are small, but long and tapered. The branches frequently support other plant species such as rounded clumps of ball moss, thick drapings of Spanish moss, Resurrection fern, and parasitic mistletoe.

This image is more like a painting than a picture.
I added some filters to achieve this effect.

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