5 Artist Proof / 150 Limited Edition
The night was clear so I drove to a small lake in the higher elevations above Heber, UT, hoping for a nice reflection shot of the Milky Way. I worked along the muddy banks for a while but this old tree had begun to catch my attention. Discouraged with the cold, the mud, and my poor progress, I decided to frame the tree up against the beautiful night sky and it all came together. I love the balance of this composition with the strong lines of the old tree reaching skyward, tall grass in the foreground, and the distant tree line all working in harmony with the lines of the Milky Way. Didn't get my reflection shot ... but that's OK.