Bristlecone Pine

Among the Ancients

I took enough shots of the trees in the White Mountains that I figured they deserved to be shown on their own. On Thanksgiving, I drove out of the Owens River Valley and back up into the White Mountains to seek out the groves of Bristlecone Pine trees. The long and winding road provided an amazing view of the valley as well as the Sierras, however it was the texture and coloration of the ancient trees that intrigued me most. One tree in particular had great lighting and kept me occupied for a good while as I wished yet again that I’d brought a tripod…

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