Lone tree in the field

Lone tree in the field

This tree, standing alone in an opening between forests of trees, grabbed my attention from the first time it caught my eye.  All its branches to one side, some dead, some full of life.  I tried capturing that which compelled me to it through many pictures I took from various angles and exposure settings.  None did what I thought had caught my perception of the tree’s essence until weeks later when I looked at one particular photo I had taken as a black and white image.  It still does not do justice for whatever caught my attention for so long but it gets me closer.

April 24, 2015.  Cades Cove, Smokie Mountains National Park, TN     Nikon D90