ANGEL OAK © 2016Charleston, SC
Photographing the Angel Oak in South Carolina is something I would not normally do. I don’t go out expecting to take a photograph of a certain place or thing. I photograph by following the light and endeavor to capture what my spirit feels. However, for several years Niki has wanted me to photograph the Angel Oak and so off we went. When we arrived at Angel Oak Park I was stunned by the size and beauty of the tree. Old trees have an energy surrounding them and the energy surrounding this one was very strong and peaceful. The Tree is around 500 years old and is 28ft. in circumference. The longest branch is 187 ft. The next morning we arrived VERY early and were the first ones in the park. The light was perfect for photographing the tree because the first clouds from Hurricane Matthew were floating overhead making the light nice and even. After we finished photographing we headed out for breakfast when we heard that the Governor was asking people to evacuate the coast and so we packed up and headed back to Florida.We had to leave South Carolina after only one and a half days of photography! This photograph is printed on a large format Epson printer using genuine Epson ink and archival Harman Hahnemuhle paper. Each photograph is digitally signed, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. This is a limited edition series and each photograph is numbered.