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Old May 18, 2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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It is about 150 feet to the first limb of this Douglas Fir.


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Old May 19, 2006, 1:58 PM   #2
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Cool, vanashing into the sky!

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Old May 19, 2006, 4:04 PM   #3
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I know this shot is going to spark some discussion. Trees do vanish but they also don't normally start out as parallel lines.

So we have a non-parallel situation that vanishes! I'm inclined to say this meets the challenge in an oblique manner.

Wish you had been able to get the top of the tree, the effect would have been even more dramatic.

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Old May 19, 2006, 4:35 PM   #4
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I think it qualifies because the effect is caused by the perspective; even though the lines wll converge somewhen, the effect is seen on a rather parallel situation. I was expecting this kind of shot in this challenge, I had thought of it but I don't have this kind of pictures right now.
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Old May 19, 2006, 6:38 PM   #5
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This is an old growth Douglas Fir, although there is some taper at the top, the diameterwhere the branches start is very close to the diameterat the base. That's one of the amazing things about these trees. A Doug Fir that is 5 ft at the basecan still be close to that diameter 100+ ft up in the air.
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Old May 20, 2006, 8:47 AM   #6
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I have to agree that this qualifies. I am certain there is some degree of taper in the tree trunk but, as you say, it is very little in the lower part. In my opinion, the convergence we see is due to perspective and perspective distortion in the lens. All lenses show perspective distortion when shooting at steep angles (and not so steep on many lenses).

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