916 Scarlet Maple, Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan
Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan
I made this exposure just after the sunset, but while the clouds were still illuminated enough to provide a subtle side lighting and bring out the color of this sugar maple tree at the peak of autumn brilliance. The low level of light and use of large-format film required an exposure over 30 seconds long. Surprisingly, the breeze that had been blowing that day abated long enough for me to capture detail in the leaves.