The Fallen Tree

Hello everyone hope you’re all having a nice week so far.

Today’s photograph is another shot of the forest, (I’m hoping to change things up soon!). This time I’ve got an interesting perspective of a strange looking fallen tree. Personally I love tree photography, I think you can find some really cool shots, like this one – The Twisted Tree – By: Jason Hines.

The tree in today’s photograph always catches my eye when I pass it on my walks, I’ve even photographed it before, but without much success in making it look as interesting as it does in person.

As you can see when it fell to the forest floor it landed on a bolder which props it up and makes it appear almost like a giant pointer of sorts. I got as close as I could to this with my 18-55mm kit lens, set it as wide as it could go, and I still feel that I could have gone wider! With that in mind I think this would be an interesting place to revisit when I rent the ultra wide-angle lens that is still on my wish list so I’m making a mental note of that now, and will hopefully have time to take a few practice runs before I head down to Florida in July.

Thanks for taking the time to stop in – as always you’re comments, tweets, and Facebook likes mean a lot to me and help spread Phogropathy beyond my own reach. Have a nice day! 🙂

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Camera: Nikon D3100
Lens: Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5


  1. Jason Hines

    Nice comp John, this angle gives nice depth to the tree. Also, thanks for the link to my site, I appreciate it. Have you ever checked out the Tokina 11-16mm? I personally think it’s a little bit sharper than the 12-24, but its just my opinion. Either way, there is nothing better to me than a wide angle lens, so enjoy!

  2. John Davenport Post author

    Not a problem I thought it fit in nice with the post I had planed for today so I added you in this morning.

    I actually plan on checking out both for myself before I dive in and make the purchase. I’ve read reviews on both of them and they both seem to be outstanding lenses, while the 11-16 does seem to get more praise for it’s IQ it is also a few hundred dollars more expensive so I’ll just have to check it out and see if it’s quality is really worth the extra money to me.

    Thanks for stopping!