I shot this gnarly tree during a tour of private gardens in May of 2010. An amazing thing about modern digital photography is the metadata saved with the image. Metadata is basic information about other data, and with the right application, you can read the metadata — Lightroom is just such an application. The metadata for this photograph tells me it was taken with my Nikon D90 on May 15, 2010 at 3:51:58 P.M. I used my 70 – 300 mm lens at a focal length of 70 mm. It also tells me that the 35 mm equivalent focal length is 105 mm, the ISO setting was 200, and I was shooting in Aperture priority. The Exposure was 1/15 of a second at f/8. Metadata is pretty amazing.
Oh, and I think the tree trunk looks a little like a buffalo!