Old Veteran Cypress in Point Lobos is over a thousand years old and is one of the landmarks in the state park. The image is a bit overdone since there aren't too many different perspectives and lighting is usually a challenge. This was only my second time photographing this tree (the first time was last year) so I went ahead and made some images anyway. Up until this point I had made images exclusively with the 90mm lens and I was itching to try out my new Rodenstock 32mm lens. I knew I would crop the image in post (there is a bunch of stuff at the edges of the frame that was uninteresting) so made the original capture with this in mind. I also used Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 for this image since it was shot backlit and HDR was needed.
Old Veteran in Color