I've loved standing people (an American Indian name for trees) since earliest childhood. And this one was the first I fell in love with when I moved here to CA 7-1/2 years ago. I've since added many other trees to my love list, some no longer around and some I can't take the long walk anymore to visit. "Despite the Drought" (8-18-15 009v2) is one of those pix that looks better in a larger version. So just click on the pic if you're interested. Its focus leaves a bit to be desired (though the tree's leaves are pretty clear). I took it with my new camera before I'd even read the manual and learned how to change settings for close up pix and distant ones, etc. The day I took this (and a bunch of others) I was just aiming (you should pardon the pun) to see how the camera would do on it's basic auto setting. Not bad, I'd say. Especially as I was even further away from this scene than the crop would indicate.
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