Every year the U.S. Capitol puts up a Christmas Tree on the National Mall side of the building. Most people know about the tree in front of the White House at the Ellipse but don’t know about this one. This is a photograph of the Christmas Tree from 2009.
This image is actually very large, it’s 250 megapixels in size. The true full size version that could be made is big, this image could be stitched to be 1.5 gigapixel in size, but I made it smaller to make the processing much easier. Even at 250 megapixel there’s still lots of detail in the image. Here are a couple 100% crops from the 250 megapixel version:
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Manfrotto 3021 Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head