The oldest one

Description: This hillside probably had a single tree on it 150 years ago, this American Beech. The rest had been grazed off by sheep when the price of wool was high. Year by year—without the sheep—a mixed forest of trees have grown back and this old Beech hangs on. It is probably 250-300 years old. I like to imagine the many bears that climbed it over the years to harvest Beech nuts and leave some magic.

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Pertinent technical details or techniques: Made with the pano feature of an iPhone

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An interesting view of this old timer John, as if all the young-uns are bowing to its longevity. I think centering the main subject here was the best way to portray it in these woods.

I like that! Thank you, Jim.