up into a kentucky coffeetree

Kentucky Coffeetree 5

Perhaps it’s because this is a rare tree and because this large specimen is the only one I’ve ever seen, but to me this photo has a surreal quality. It just goes on and on, as if you’re looking into opposite mirrors–from the great branch frame down to the fine, cloud-like foliage.

See these for more views of this great tree:

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What the camera saw:
kentucky coffeetree 5, as shot

I assure you that it is quite real. I did very little to the photograph–just cleaned it up a little, but this odd tree stands on top a high hill, and this was taken not long after dawn as the morning sun shone into it. That didn’t hurt any. 😉

What a bystander would see:
kentucky coffeetree, bystander

The building is a large church. This is a big tree.

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