One of my favorite nature photography photo shoots is the amazing Angel Oak Tree. However, photographing the tree can be a challenge. I have been to the tree twice and each time I learn something different when it comes to trying to photograph the amazing tree. One of the biggest challenges is dealing with the amount of visitors the tree brings in. On my last visit I had the deal with about 20 to 30 visitors surrounding the tree. The tree is also surrounded by ropes and signs. Of course those items can be removed with a little post-processing software magic. I can understand why they want to see the tree. It is amazing and a photo does not do it justice. It is also important to plan accordingly in what type of gear you need to photograph the tree. It is important to bring the proper lens, filters, and a good sturdy tripod to get a nice sharp image of the tree. Planning is also important when to comes to the right time of day to visit. The bright sun can really blow out your image because the sun is usually an issue in early morning and there is no cloud cover.
The Angel Oak Tree is located on Johns Island in South Carolina. The tree is an amazing tree that has been photographed by many talented photographers and is must see if you visit the area. The tree is estimated to be between 300-400 years old, the tree towers 65 feet high and has a circumference of 25.5 feet. Its area of shade is 17,000 square feet and its largest limb has a circumference of 11.5 feet, and a length of 89 feet. If you love nature you have to see this amazing tree.
If you are in South Carolina near John's Island you have stop by and see this amazing tree. There is no admission and it is well worth the stop to see the amazing and historic tree. My version of the Angel Oak Tree is available in my store and the image is available as a metal or metallic paper print. To order you print visit "Angel Oak Tree". To see a larger image if the tree just click on the image.
Until next time, keep shooting!