Bench Under Tree
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The image was taken a little over a year ago and the reason it is posted is that the worse winds in 25 years have since devastated the tree. It will survive but may take a decade to reach its prior magnificence.
I've passed by the tree numerous times over the years but on one morning, the sunlight was lighting up a group of trees with fall foliage in the background. The bench had been precisely positioned by maintenance accidentally in the perfect location.
Follow-up: On a visit to The Huntington in early June, I noticed that the old tree had been entirely removed. It's unfortunate because the grandeur or the tree represented the heart of the Huntington. I am not totally convinced that the tree needed to be removed since nature has a great ability to repair itself if given the opportunity.
The above image shot was taken with a full frame DSLR with 24-70 F2.8 on carbon fiber tripod.