One of the issues I have with winter is how much darker it is when I have to get up to go to work. During the rest of the year I really don’t have any problems getting up, in fact I am usually awake before the alarm goes off. Winter is another matter; in winter I want to pull the blanket over my head and go back to sleep. When I do manage to get up and out of the house though, I’m sometimes rewarded with unexpected beauty.
On a hunch this morning I took one of my alternate routes past this field with it’s lone tree. It’s one of several trees I keep my eye on for this kind of opportunity. Over the years I’ve made dozens of photographs of this tree under any number of conditions. On this morning I was lucky.I got here just in time to see the sun line up behind the tree for just a few minutes. I made some exposures and then it was over.
The image really was none of my doing; it was all there for the taking. All I had to do was drag myself out of bed.
Canon G10, processed on Photoshop CS4.