Lodgepole Pine

September 03, 2012

Teton Pines2

: Bret Webster
Summary Authors: Bret Webster; Jim Foster

The photo above showing a stand of lodgepole pines (Pinus contorta) was captured in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming using an ultra-wide-angle lens. The straight up perspective worked just right for this conveniently sized and spaced grouping of pines. Lodgepoles are predominantly found at higher elevations in the western U.S. and Canada. They’re characterized by tall straight trunks, approximately 150 ft (45 m) at maturity, having a paucity of limbs and a rather sparse crown. The name “lodgepole” is derived from its use by many western Native Americans, in years gone by but even occasionally today, in constructing their teepee lodges.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye;
Focal Length: 15mm; Aperture: f/2.8; Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600); ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: Manual; Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: Adobe RGB (1998); Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows.