“Trailside Guardian”

“Trailside Guardian”

“You are the light in a dark place. You are the water to my drought. You are everything I never knew existed and everything I wanted all at the same time.” 
― Shelly Crane

The next image in my “Into the Green Veil” series is of a large maple tree which stood along the trail, roots spreading deeply into the forest floor. Further into the forest, slightly smaller maples catch golden rays of light.

The single large tree captured my attention primarily because it was the largest tree in this stretch of forest and secondly how the light reflected from its bark. It’s always about the light and its effects on the surrounding environment. There are also lovely golden patches of light dappled across the ground and up the slight rise behind the tree, yet the ‘green veil’ is omnipresent, though subdued by the golds and yellows.

Strangely enough, the light on the ‘guardian’ has more of a silver tone to it than the surrounding light, perhaps affected by the maple’s gray bark, though some golden tones are mixed in, as the light fades towards the left.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/4 sec, f/10.0, ISO 100

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