Landscape Photography
of James L. Snyder

Little Old Oak on Tan Ridge
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Little Old Oak on Tan Ridge
Linhof Master Technika 2000 camera, 300mm Nikkor-M f/9 lens, Fujicolor Pro 160S film, 55 megapixels
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Little Old Oak on Tan Ridge

Yerba Buena Trail, Joseph D. Grant County Park, Santa Clara County, CA, 10/4/2008

This is one of two similar photographs I made on this early autumn day at Joseph D. Grant County Park. At this time of year, the grasses there are completely brown. This oak tree is quite old but rather small; it appears larger than life because we're looking slightly up at it from the Yerba Buena Trail. The clouds were dramatic that day, and by this time were taking on the colors of late afternoon. Since the tree was to my north it enjoyed side-lighting, strongly delineating its shape against the more distant hills. Although the 9,560 acre Joseph D. Grant County Park is located just east of San Jose, CA, it is a world away in terms of open space and quiet.

Little Old Oak on Tan Ridge

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