A few more of the Burmis pine tree

Burris Tree and highway lights - © Christopher Martin-0241-2

When I photographed the Burmis tree, a limber pine that was between 600 and 750 years old when it died in the 1970s, I circled it a couple of times.  It presented very different looks as I moved around which was great fun to photograph.  I wanted to share a few of the ones I liked from this stop on the edge of the Crowsnest Pass.

Burmis Tree - © Christopher Martin-0245

Please note: those familiar with the Burmis tree will note that in three of images, and the image in the previous post, I have removed the metal pole that supports the long lower branch that extends away perpendicularly from the main trunk.  I rarely edit out things in my landscape photographs but I find that pole to be quite distracting.  It is necessary given that someone cut the branch in 2004 and nearby residents re-attached the limb and needed the pole to support the weight.  I am grateful they did this work but used some artistic license to create the final images as I imagined them.

A lone sentinel - © Christopher Martin-0261

Clouds from the west slowly advanced as I scrambled around, at first only hiding the stars but then dragging rain into the scene.  Sometimes that can make things more interesting photographically but at that late hour and with the wind picking up sharply, I soon packed up and carried on to Fernie.  I did have almost as much time as I wanted there so the weather’s turn was a nice push to get moving.

Burris Tree in black and white - © Christopher Martin-0230

31 responses

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  2. amazing,,, really good

    March 17, 2016 at 10:26 pm

  3. omg, Wonderful Photos, Nice Job

    March 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm

  4. Very Creative Photosgraphy

    March 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm

  5. great pictures..Godbless:-)

    March 4, 2016 at 12:05 am

  6. COOL 😀

    February 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm

  7. These are amazing… There’s something about the way you capture images, makes me feel as if I’m there myself!

    February 20, 2016 at 1:22 am

  8. Stunning. Beautiful work you do!

    February 19, 2016 at 8:57 pm

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  11. Hermosa fotografía

    February 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm

  12. Luminous and mindboggling!

    February 18, 2016 at 1:20 am

  13. Wonderful photos.

    February 17, 2016 at 1:51 pm

  14. Magníficas, a cual mejor. Gracias.

    February 17, 2016 at 11:46 am

  15. Sally

    Loved the angled shot (third down). Stunning Sally

    February 17, 2016 at 11:17 am

  16. Fran Schultz

    Thank you once again Chris. Hauntingly beautiful.
    I do believe I painted the picture of these trees and gave it to Ellard Egland for his 65th birthday!
    Now that’s going back always……….

    February 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

    • Hi Fran,

      Thank you for visiting, it’s great to hear from you. Wonderful to think of Ellard again – I haven’t in too long. Very good, though distant, memories.

      Warmest regards,


      February 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

  17. spectacular 🙂

    February 17, 2016 at 8:55 am

  18. Amazing! This tree is just beautiful in its own way! I am stunned

    February 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

  19. Very nicely captured…great series. (Suzanne)

    February 17, 2016 at 7:17 am

  20. janvdijk9464

    Reblogged this on janencarinvandijk and commented:
    zo mooi dit

    February 17, 2016 at 6:35 am

  21. janvdijk9464

    prachtige foto heel mooi gedaan

    February 17, 2016 at 6:35 am

  22. kholood Azz

    Black an White is another story *_*

    February 17, 2016 at 6:14 am

  23. Sukanya Ramanujan


    February 17, 2016 at 6:10 am

  24. Wow these photos are amazing! My favourite is number 2 with the starry sky. But all of them are gorgeous.

    February 17, 2016 at 4:37 am

    • I’m glad you enjoyed these Marie. I’m partial to the starry sky one as well.



      February 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

  25. Very very creative. Love your work.

    February 17, 2016 at 4:34 am

  26. Crazy fantastic photography! Absolutely stunning!

    February 17, 2016 at 4:33 am

  27. Oh wow… So very cool

    February 17, 2016 at 4:33 am

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