During the “super blood moon” eclipse of 2015, an ancient whitebark pine embraces our shrouded satellite. To capture something a bit more intimate of this tree, I did some light-painting using my headlamp during a 6-second exposure of this old pine.
For more about the challenges facing this at-risk tree species, check out “One Tree, Many Futures.”
About the Photographer: Joaquin Baldwin is a CG layout supervisor, photographer and animator, known for his award-winning independent animated shorts and his work at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, since starting there in 2010. His films have earned him more than 100 awards in festivals such as Cannes, Student Academy Awards, Cinequest, USA Film Festival and Cinanima. When not at the studio, he enjoys taking photo road trips, focusing mostly on landscapes and wildlife. Joaquin has a bachelor’s degree in animation from CCAD, and a masters in animation from UCLA. He has been a layout artist and layout supervisor in films such as “Zootopia,” “Moana,” “Big Hero 6,” “Frozen,” “Feast” and “Wreck-It Ralph.” You can see Joaquin’s work at www.joaquinbaldwin.com, including his photography portfolio, 3D printed design work and animated shorts.