I love a good sun flare. I’m pretty sure all of the photography purists out there cringe at all the imperfections and how it ruins a shot – but there’s something about an image like this that just makes you squint a bit, and I think in a good way. The morning sunlight was so rich and saturating.
This shot came out exactly how I had hoped…..after waking up to shoot the sunrise over Yellowstone Lake, I was walking back towards the lodge for breakfast when I decided to turn one last time back towards the lake. I wanted to catch the scene after I realized how great the grass looked in front of me – and when I turned around, it was blindingly bright but the little path I took to get to the water and the lonely tree made for an interesting shot.