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The Ancient Bristlecone pines are the oldest living non-clonal trees in the world. I'd like to share them with you.
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Imagine watching 1.46 million sunrises. Imagine being 1000 years old when Stonehenge was being built. Imagine the Great Basin Bristlecone Pines, growing in austere conditions, for close to 5000 years.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest in the White Mountains of California hold some of the oldest groves of these trees, with the Methuselah tree reaching 4841 years of age.

These living treasures are the source of a dendrochronology reaching back 10,000 years. They sit on land managed by the US Forest Service, in the Inyo National Forest.

My project is to present fine art photographs of these trees and their habitat in a book, along with poetry and scientific information.

Funds for this project will be used for needed equipment, travel expenses, supplies, insurance, and proof-printing.

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    Copy of the ebook edition of Ancients on the Edge of Forever

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    8x12 print of one of the images in the book on Fuji Crystal Archive paper

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    13 x 20 print of one of the images from the book on Fuji Crystal Archive paper

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    Proof of concept copy of "Ancients On the Edge of Forever", signed by the author

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    Copy of the ebook edition of the book,
    A copy of the proof of concept hardbound book
    A signed set of 3 13 x 20 images from the book on Fuji Pearl paper

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    A full set of prints of all the images in the book, 8 x 12, on Fuji Pearl paper, suitable for matting and framing.
    5 copies of the proof of concept book, signed by the author, suitable for gift-giving
    A day of photo guide services in either Yosemite National Park or Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, including shooting locations for some of my favorite views of Horsetail Falls!

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