160 year old Pecan Tree: Mount Vernon

Sometimes on these family field trips I take a few minutes just to be a photographer… just to stop and observe something in a way that’s more about the photo and less about the “field trip”.  Today’s post is just a quick share of a photo I took of a 160 year old Pecan Tree that sits to the right of the mansion at Mount Vernon.  As I looked up at the tree I really liked how the sun, directly overhead, was shining through the branches.  I decided to take a moment to try to capture a sunburst photo.  I like the resulting flare as well.  I played with it a bit in post to lift some of the shadows in the branches.  This one was just a little moment of fun for me during our family field trip.  I hope you like it too.


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Jeannie - February 2, 2014 - 5:16 pm

I was just in Mount Vernon this week and they are taking this beautiful tree down. I was lucky enough to get a piece of it. They stated that it has a fracture in the tree and they don’t want it to fall on the Mansion. Sorry to see it go.. lucky to have a piece of it

eaca71997 - February 2, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Wow! So sad!! I’m glad I took a picture on our last visit then. Thanks for sharing this!

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