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Standing Alone

Posted by Ben on August 10, 2009


This is another photo from my walk with Steph at the end of Freshman year, this one farther past the cornfield in the last picture from this set.  This tree is huge, and stands alone in the center of one of the fields out past the duck pond.  It’s definitely one of my favorite trees on campus, especially since they cut down the big one in front of Owens.  Even with things growing all around it, this tree sticks out like a sore thumb in the field.  I give this tree a good deal of credit in making me want to take up photography again.  I was out running late one afternoon through this field and stopped in the shadow of this tree.  Looking west, the trunk of the tree completely blocked out the disk of the sun and I could see rays of light shooting off to the sides.  It was also that really cool time of night when everything seems to have a reddish-gold tint from the sun low on the horizon.

The thing I like most about this picture is the colors in the sky caused by the setting sun.  They run from a fairly cool purple and blue in the top left to a much warmer orange along the horizon and in the top right corner.  It’s a little hard to pick out the smallish green leaves on the tree against this background.  I also like how the branch on the right side of the tree curves up and seems to follow the tops of the trees in the background.



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