July 2012 branch removal

 

A few images from around the house; including a large tree branch that was removed.


Nikon D5000 with a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO DXII lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/30 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 12mm.

The “before” shot.  The key is the lowest 2 branches of the large Silver Maple tree on the left.  They are about to go bye-bye.  The lower one kept interfering with my Ham Radio antenna on my garage.  My neighbors and I kept trimming it, but it kept roaring back, so it was time for removal.  That branch doesn’t look all that large, does it?  Oh, and by the way, my house is NOT pink; it’s the hue of the setting sun.

 

 

 

Nikon D5000 with a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO DXII lens shot at F/9 and a 1/125 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 12mm.

The “after” shot.  What would make this more effective is if I took it at a similar time, from the exact same spot, but I was too lazy.  This shot does not do the difference justice…it’s rather dramatic.  I totally love it!  The remaining branches, up much higher, almost form a canopy over my backyard, almost (kinda) like “Atlantis” from “Atlas Shrugged” (sort of).

 

 

 

Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/7.1 and a 1/200 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 18mm.

The twin-forked “branch” trunk shot.  As you can see, it’s 22 inches in diameter.  I estimate it was at least 60 feet long.  Yes, I have some large trees.  Images just cannot do them justice.  Please note the changing ISO’s.  I did that because some of the images required more light.

 

 

 

Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/7.1 and a 1/50 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 18mm.

Kind of a neat shot.  I like the contrasting colors and the cut lines in the log.  With subdued light I again ramped up the ISO.

 

 

 

Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/5 and a 1/1000 second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 70mm.

A flower from my neighbors, Scott and Nancy Albrecht.  I took these to give this page some color….really!  I used a high shutter speed here to compensate for the small aperture.

 

 

 

Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/14 and a 1/125 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 70mm.

Another flower shot from the Albrecht’s flora display…

 

One of these days I’ll do a photo shoot of my monster tree; some of its branches are seen on the right side of these images.  We’ll see…

 

 

all images © Scott Woelm – July 2012