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Photographer's Note

I love trees, I have a sort of "admiration" for them. I admire their patience, their persitence, the "wise ignorance". Many times I see in them a message, or a sign of courage, they face proudly the weather, the wind, the snow, and most important, the test of time. That's why I chose to "welcome" the New Year with a photo of a tree, for the second time since I became a TE member ( ***SEE MY "WELCOME" PHOTO FOR 2007*** ).

This tree is a Robolo, I think (in greek "Ρόμπολο"-Pinus Leucodermis), a specie of pine tree, the "king" of the greek mountains. It grows in high altitudes, between 1500 and 2400 metres, where few other "greek" trees grow. Photo taken high up on Vasilitsa mountain, above Smixi village where I spent my Christmas holidays.

TECHNICAL INFO:
Lowered manually the ISO to 50, used a small aperture (f/22), a polarizer, an ND-4 (2-stop down) filter and a tripod for a 3 seconds shot, trying to capture the movement of the clouds.

***WORKSHOP-COLOUR VERSION***

***HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY!***

Copyright ゥ 2009 Hercules Milas. The reproduction, publication, modification, transmission or exploitation of any work contained herein for any use, personal or commercial, without my prior written permission is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.

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