Description Angel Oak Tree Charleston SC The amazing angel oak tree on Johns Island near Charleston SC. This ancient live oak tree is said to be over 1400 years old and one of the oldest living things in North America. Folklore suggests that the ghosts of slaves have appeared around the tree as angels, though the tree got it's name from the estate of Justis and Martha Angel. I kinda liked the way it looked in the somewhat harsh lighting, as I liked the contrast it added to the highlights and shadows. I had to wait for a cloud to control the amount of light in the scene to get a proper exposure and used a circular polarizer to control the skies adding the rich blue color to the sky in the background. Votes, Faves, and Comments are greatly appreciated! Thanks y'all! :)
Dave Allen, Hendersonville, NC Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Dave Allen is an internationally published landscape photographer who is based in Asheville, NC. His work has been featured around the world in fine art galleries, books, calendars, and magazines including Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic, Backpacker Magazine, and many more.
Winner of the prestigious Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition and voted 'Best Photographer' in 2013 by Blue Ridge Country Magazine's popular reader's poll, Dave's landscape images showcase the natural beauty of the southern Appalachians with a strong visual impact that is instantly recognizable. Much of his acclaimed portfolio of fine art landscape photography is centered around the stunningly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the east coast of the Carolina's including the Outer Banks of NC and Charleston SC.
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