If I had to pick one subject to photograph my whole life I would be quite happy choosing these rugged, beautifully ancient trees. Thankfully I don’t have to make that decision. The dichotomy of the scene, with the harsh lighting of the midday sun and the clouds dissipating over the White Mountains made this moment an apt time for doing a black & white composition.
I was both delighted and disheartened to find out I was able to drive up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest earlier this month. Glad that I was able to visit them on my trip, but saddened to know that our California winter was so dry that the snow on the White Mountains was mostly gone in early March.
I hope you enjoyed this image. Click here if you want to see my gallery of bristlecone photos.