Wild (198/365)

by Lee Santiva July. 17, 2019 208 views
Quercus Robur -  Stieleiche - Wild German Oak

Quercus Robur - Stieleiche - Wild German Oak

This centuries old, massive oak tree looks like a monster with a huge mouth and fangs. In this photo it looks like it chewed something up and spit it out. Pretty wild, huh?

Monster Oak

Monster Oak

I ride past it everytime I do a mountain bike tour to the top of the mountain (called Königstuhl) which is above Heidelberg with an altitude of 567 meters. Thus, I'll pass it again this evening when I do a MTB tour after work. Hopefully there will be enough light to take another photo of it with my iphone. If so, I'll update the blog.

Monster wild oak from his "good" side

Monster wild oak from his "good" side

I tried out my new iphone XS on the wild oak tree just a few hours ago. T I'm disappointed compared to iphone 6S, the colors are very artificial. There's a new file format HEIC for which I need to download new software to read, most likely those files are OK, but it's getting late so I'll try that another day.

Doesn't look so scary anymore

Doesn't look so scary anymore

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Trinicia Perch 1 year ago

#1 is a great shot and your description is spot on.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Trinicia Perch 1 year ago

Thank you!

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Camellia Staab 1 year ago

I like shot #3 much better than #4. I was curious to see what HEIC is so read up on it, long term looks like it will be advantageous as far as storing photos but right now since it is still somewhat new seems like a bit of extra work as far converting to jpeg in order to upload.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback. Adobe Photoshop doesn‘t recognize the HEIC format (yet) so it‘s 2 steps of post-processing just to upload a photo to photoblog for me since I‘m using PS to help organize/catalog the photos. What a pain. Upgrading the phone was also a huge effort equivslent to moving to a new apartment.

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Jay Boggess 1 year ago

I'll bet it really looks menacing in the low light of dusk! 
I was thinking maybe a Hobbit might live there!
Nice shot!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year ago

Thanks Jay! It's all what the photographer makes out of it, you got that right. I just posted a "normal" shot I took a couple of hours ago, doesn't look scary anymore

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year ago

I see what you mean!!! Thanks!

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