Thanks Malcolm. Yes, dawn light is worth getting out of bed for, especially at 
this time of year when it's not so bloody early.

Paul via phone

> On Oct 12, 2016, at 3:13 AM, Malcolm Smith <rrve...@virginmedia.com> wrote:
> 
> Paul Stenquist wrote:
> 
> This Rochester Hills, Michigan  tree is said to be the largest Bebb Oak in 
> the United States. It measures about ten feet in diameter at its base, and 
> one of its weighty limbs rests on the ground. It is estimated to be at least 
> 250 years old, although that has never been determined for certain, because 
> common testing means might injure it. Sometimes we’re so caught up in things, 
> it’s hard to see the trees for the forest. I must have driven by this massive 
> tree dozens of times since I arrived in Michigan and never noticed it. I only 
> discovered it after a lady friend, who arrived here from Italy just a dozen 
> years ago or so, pointed it out to me and asked if I would photograph it for 
> her. I finally did so this morning, just before sunrise. It’s on a busy 
> street, so my angles were limited. I cloned out a couple of street signs and 
> a bit of pavement. The tree predates them by hundreds of years, so I figured 
> its entitled to a clean environment. 
> 
> http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=18297169&size=lg
> 
> Wonderful light as well. Very pleasing.
> 
> Malcolm
> 
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