Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holiday period with family and friends. To start off the 2014 year I'll share this image of a stand of trees. It was an extraordinarily warm December day in Virginia when I stopped to compose this early morning scene. The sky was overcast, which eliminated any chance for some nice long shadows and / or some sunbeams, but the harmonious spacing and the rustic coloring of the downed pine needles made this a worthwhile stop.
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Another feature among this stand of trees was the single tree in the center, which added some depth to what would otherwise have been an open lane. I like to get in among the trees when shooting for a woodsy look. Here there was only a couple of rows running across the front of this property.
Thanks so much for visiting!