Light up that tree…
No, not with electric lights — this is one more from last week’s sunrise series.
It’s hard to describe the quality of the light on this scene. The sky was almost indigo, a shade I usually associate with an evening sky. The trees were glowing. It looked like someone had cranked up the color saturation, only in real life. A hard copy print on watercolor fine art paper does it more justice than this lo-res version.
Like the Mt. Rainier panorama, this is actually a composite of two separate frames. In this case, both were portrait (vertical) orientation and stuck together side-to-side instead of end-to-end. The result is the square aspect that’s more typical of a medium-format camera than an SLR. Of course you could always crop a rectangular image down to a square, but then you’ve got a pretty small image to work with. This one is actually about 11″ square, and could probably be printed even a little bigger than that.