Back before we moved to Charleston, Justin and I jumped in a rental car to visit Angel Oak while visiting the Holy City. Once there, I broke out my Mamiya 645 with black and white film!
Nestled in a wooded area of Johns Island, the tree is something so majestic and awe-inspiring. It boggles my mind that we live in a town now with such a natural historic site so close!
At 400-500 years old, the Angel Oak is almost 67 feet tall, while also being 28 feet wide in circumference!
If you find yourself traveling near this part of Charleston, take a moment to stop and see this incredible tree!
Be warned though, that absolutely no climbing or leaning on branches are allowed to ensure the health of the tree. We need to respect and honor this tree and the people who are ensuring it flourishes!
Check out these beautiful scans of the Angel Oak tree below –
I’m so happy I chose black and white film to document this tree, really showcasing the details and texture this beauty has.
With care, this oak tree was able to grow not only out, but upwards too, which is tough to do for such an old oak tree! You can also see the tension wires helping the heavy branches in the photo below.
I had to include one color photo from my digital camera to show all the beautiful green leaves all around!
This is definitely a must see destination of Charleston. When you visit, be sure to find a way to get here for 30 minutes or so!
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