The Lone Tree

Spending time at Fort Foster during the first minutes of daylight was a great decision this weekend.  I spent equal parts of the morning running around to try and get great shots & strolling around just enjoying the view.  There was something about this lone tree along the coast that struck me as majestic and very peaceful.  I grabbed the 10-stop neutral density filter and made a 65-second exposure, getting some dreamy light on the tree’s bare limbs and some soft water texture with the movement of the tide.  Whaleback Lighthouse is a nice treat in the background.

On another note, I would like to acknowledge all of the wonderful people who bring a positive vibe to the photography community, and recognize those who provide their feedback (whether good or bad – as long as it’s constructive).  If you know me or have ever taken the time to chat (which I’m ALWAYS up for doing), you’ll know that I definitely don’t know everything there is to know about photography (and don’t profess to) – but I am always happy to share what I do with those who want to learn, and always encourage others, while seeking growth for myself.  This weekend’s sunrise shoot with some very talented gentlemen (who seriously humble me) was a great example of that….I came back with a few shots that I’m happy with, but have seen some iconic and epic landscapes that made my jaw drop.  At the end of the day, I think it’s important to pay it forward, always be appreciative, and always strive for better.  A sincere thanks to all those who deserve it – I’m glad you stopped by to read today and hope you enjoy the tree.

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