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Dimensions3000 x 4200
Original file size36.1 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Aug-13 13:23
Date modified4-Mar-17 16:56
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D2X
Focal length65 mm
Focal length (35mm)97 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/10 at f/11
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dolly Sods Heath Barren

Dolly Sods Heath Barren

The story of Dolly Sods is one of ancient forests of red spruce and oaks growing to immense size on dense mats of organic humus several feet thick. Forests unseen in our world today and virtually unimaginable, though they were present only a few lifetimes ago.

It is a story of exploitation by uncontrolled logging and the tragedy of consuming fires in the aftermath of logging.

The Nature Conservancy played an important role in protecting the area, which now is in a long slow era of recovery.

This intimate landscape is a microcosm of the "Heath Barrens" or "Huckleberry Plains" composed of Mountain Laurel, Teaberry, and Sphagnum Moss, and other Ericaceous plants that now cover large acreage on The Sods.