Returning from another day of leaf peeping while on the waterfall trail, I stopped for a moment to look upward. While a wonderland of autumn beauty filled the lower reaches of the forest, it was the sky and treetops above me that really caught my eye. Tall sugar maples stretch toward the cerulean sky to gain access to precious sunlight, their burnished leaves creating a golden canopy King Midas would envy. In the midst of all this, a willowy maple tree seems to be dancing, its arm and braided hair swinging to the tempo of the breeze.
Somewhere along the Black River Waterfall Trail, Michigan State’s Upper Peninsula, USA
October 4, 2010
Canon 50D, Canon 10-22mm lens, shutter 1/125, f/9.0, exposure bias +1, focal length 19mm, ISO 400, polarizer
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