28 | July
"Early Riser"
General: 5:45 AM on 7/13/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/100sec | f/9.0 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-100
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

I think I like this photo for its lighting more than anything, and the lonely tree catching the first morning light.

Today it's Colorado Springs 13 hours to Phoenix.

categories: desert landscape nature

Thoughts of: Chantal
July 28th, 2005 at 3:57 AM

I love how the lonely tree is standing there proud!!

Thoughts of: Alec Long
July 28th, 2005 at 8:08 AM

Your shots from this trip have been excellent, Ryan. I really like this one. The sun flares, the lone tree and the overall color pallette are great.

Thoughts of: Nik
July 28th, 2005 at 9:24 AM

The lonesome tree, standing, observing and absorbing every glimpse of the sunrise... it's a homely little tree, but it's been there longer than anyone and has witnessed many breathtaking sunsets and sunrises in such a georgeous setting. Very good photo... it speaks volumes.

Thoughts of: Shahbaz
July 28th, 2005 at 2:02 PM

Excellent shot!

Thoughts of: matt
July 28th, 2005 at 11:08 PM

I agree with you, the light really makes this shot. I am also amazed at trees like this...they seem to exist just to add flavor to these arid landscapes.

Thoughts of: patrick
July 30th, 2005 at 8:06 AM


Thoughts of: Abe
August 2nd, 2005 at 3:17 PM

My first reaction is a super-technical WOW! The closeness in the foreground is impactful. The depth in this photo is wonderful. The lighting in the foreground-left is perfect. This scene captures the great American West grandeur very well. Fantastic shot, Ryan!

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