Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Windswept, The Burmis Tree

Windswept, The Burmis Tree

 

Purportedly the most photographed tree in Alberta. This shot was taken in the late 1980’s is a side view of the famous  tree. It shows the directionality of the branches, forced to point east by the strong westerly winds.

Earlier this year, I posted what would be considered a frontal view. http://wp.me/pPCqa-Ya

In the best light…


Burmis Tree In Better Times

Burmis Tree In Better Times

 

The Burmis Tree, aka The Twisted Tree, stands at the eastern entrance to the Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta. It died in the late 1970’s, so was already 8-10 years dead when I made this photograph. Since taking this image in 1986 or 7 the poor tree has been blown over in a windstorm and vandalized. Both times local supporters helped repair the damage and prop up the branches. It is said to be the most photographed tree in Alberta, possibly in Canada.

Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600, Adobe Photoshop CC, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 

In the best light…


Lone Pine

Lone Pine

I was hoping for a nice reflection of the tree in the water but the wind rippled the surface of the lake. The blue of Emerald Lake shows up nicely in the ripples, whereas the yellow in the slope reflects in the the calmer portion.

In the best light…


Lone Tree

Lone Tree

This blast from the past was taken on a 2008 trip to Prince George, BC at the Norton Ranch. The area was hard hit early by the mountain pine beetle. Where a forest once stood, this lone tree is a stark reminder of what once was.

I found this image resting unprocessed in my archives, and thought it would be a good candidate for conversion to black and white. It was done in Adobe Photoshop CC and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

In the best light…


Tree Silhouette

Tree Silhouette

This image is mostly about mood. I let the camera expose for the setting sun, which was still quite bright, this made the clouds darker and the tree almost black. The lone tree in the distance has a feeling of solitude and independence.

In the best light…


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