Taken Saturday in Galveston, Texas. I don't know the sculptor's title so I gave this work of art the name "Phoenix Rising" because it reminds me of the mythical creature's rise from the ashes. This sculpture was carved from one of the many oak trees in Galveston that were lost to Hurricane Ike. Citizens in the historic homes district of Galveston arranged to have local sculptors carve the trees into works of art rather that having them cut up and removed. I for one am glad they did! :-)
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Title: "Lost Oaks - Phoenix Rising"
Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24-105mm L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro > Photoshop CS4 > Topaz Adjust plugin > Red Paw Beautifier plugin