17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Lone Jeffrey Pine Tree Under the Stars in Yosemite

The granite that this tree I nicknamed "Lonesome Jeff" was growing on reflected most of the star light to the point I did not need to use the head lamp. It was that bright all from just the photons that left distant stars long long ago. May be the light is reaching us now but some of those stars are long gone.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Yosemite Valley, California, United States of America
Camera: SLT-A99V
Copyright: © Rajesh Jyothiswaran
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