High on my list of favorite photographic subjects are the Bristlecone Pine trees high in California’s White Mountains. They are the oldest known living organisms on our planet. At least one tree in this grove is over 5,000 years old. Looking at their twisted windblown shapes, a person can feel their antiquity. Not only are these trees wildly photogenic, but they are also awe inspiring.
Not long ago I had the great fortune to spend a crystal clear night here above 10,000 feet photographing with my friends Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott. The day we arrived was crystal clear and dull from a photographic standpoint, but there was a new moon forecast and no nearby city lights to interfere with photographing the stars. We wandered location scouting through the grove till sunset, made dinner and waited in camp for total darkness...Read More