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"California Oak"
Location: South Bay Hills, San Jose, California.

I have been on the look out for these lone oak trees for a long time. It is such a quintenssential California landscape that I had to capture. Surprisingly, I found this oak tree very close to where I live and since then I have been visiting here to capture it under best light.

Spring is a unique and transient time for this landscape. The hills are lush green after winter rains but are about to turn golden in few weeks. Oak tree will sprout new leaves and will look entirely different. And the dramatic sunsets will be long gone. In that sense I really liked this image and was happy to have captured it.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @ 70mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MK II
Exposure: 3.2sec at f/20 and ISO 200
Filters: LEE ND Grads 0.6, 0.9 soft edge and Singh Ray 3 stop reverse ND Grad stacked together

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