The Burmis Tree

 

Burmis Tree at night - © Christopher Martin-0261

I have driven by the Burmis Tree, an Alberta icon, many times while traveling through the Crowsnest Pass on my between British Columbia and Alberta.  It stands out on a rocky outcrop just above Highway 3 where the road bends into the valley below Turtle Mountain.  This limber pine catches many people’s eye as they travel past with its gorgeous lines and skeletal beauty.  This weekend I drove past close to midnight and stopped for an hour to photograph the tree.  This image is from the western side of the hill facing east.  The limbs were backlit by the headlights of the oncoming traffic and the hill glowed red from their tail lights as they passed by.

18 responses

  1. Very Good Shoot, I’m Very Like It

    March 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm

  2. beautiful shot..

    March 6, 2016 at 6:34 am

  3. great shot again

    February 19, 2016 at 6:38 am

  4. We love your work !!!! GVSCO

    February 18, 2016 at 6:52 pm

  5. Great shot ~ great perspective…the glow from the tail-light is perfect.

    February 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL picture!!

    February 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  7. Beautiful Bonsai Trees 🙂

    February 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm

  8. Wow!

    February 15, 2016 at 8:02 am

  9. Perfect!

    February 15, 2016 at 7:28 am

  10. Stunning!! Just that!!

    February 15, 2016 at 12:49 am

  11. oops! Love how modern traffic lighting lends an other worldliness to nature!

    February 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

  12. I looks like it is leaning over to listen better. Love how modern traffic lighting

    February 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

  13. I am very familiar with this tree and have photos that were taken 30 years ago. Thanks for sharing yours. 🙂

    February 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm

  14. Looks like something out of a fairy tale or movie. Beautiful.

    February 14, 2016 at 3:28 pm

  15. I like the backlighting!

    February 14, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  16. This is gorgeous!

    February 14, 2016 at 2:16 pm

  17. Nice!!!!!!!!!

    February 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm

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