This is another shot from Shenandoah National Park. I was really happy with how all of the elements came together to form a really interesting and detailed shot.
The rolling hills in the background are typical of what you normally see driving on Skyline drive in Shenandoah and you sometimes see burned and dried out trees along the side of the road like this one. In addition to these elements, a bird was resting on the very top of the tree and the sun was setting, leaving a faint pink tint in the sky.
I used the tree leaves and branches to the left of the frame to balance the image and to emphasize the twisted appearance of the dead tree. Overall I am very happy with this shot.
Canon 5D, 24-70 f/2.8L
@70mm, f/10.0, shutter-1/100 sec, ISO-100
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