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Portrait of a very old tree along Voight Creek near Orting
It was a gray (but dry) day, so I decided to see if I could use the 24mm Canon lens to capture something interesting near my home. I went to the fish hatchery (more in a moment), but I think the star was a favorite hulk of a dead tree a few hundred yards away. Likely a
poplarcottonwood, with those loopy branches and fine tendrils. Old poplarscottonwoods make good spooky trees.
Photographed with the Phase One IQ4 150 back and Canon TS-E 24mm lens (a tilt shift for 35mm cameras that just fits the frame size of the IQ4.
Speaking of the fish hatchery, there wasn’t a lick of sun, so this is also a moody photograph with the same camera and lens.
If you look closely at far bottom right, you can see the salmon ready to head further upstream to spawn. It’s late in the run now, and the stragglers look quite poorly now. The scaffold may be there for staff to collect eggs from salmon that can’t make the full run, but I’m just guessing.