Dark Branches Reaching Toward A Starry Night
About the Photo: I meandered down a beaten path to reach the waters edge of Table Rock Lake in Missouri. It was so peaceful and serene. I spent a few moments, breathing in the night air and appreciating the stillness around me.
I noticed a couple fallen trees along the shoreline and knelt down to examine them. As I lowered my perspective I was presented with this awesome juxtaposition. The hard edge branches against the twilight sky and silky smooth water.
I paid close attention to the tallest branch, making sure it was pointing directly towards the brightest star.
Gear and Settings: I used the Nikon D3100 and the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 wide-angle lens. If you’re interested in the settings I used and my process for capturing this particular photo, mosey on over to my behind-the-scenes tutorial here: www.cameratips.com/d3100/landscape-settings-tips-tricks
You can also check out all of my Nikon D3100 tips & tricks here.
Book (Passage) Inspiration

"Enormous it looked, its sprawling branches going up like reaching arms with many long-fingered hands, its knotted and twisted trunk gaping in wide fissures that creaked faintly as the boughs moved."- Chapter 6, The Fellowship Of The Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien

Read more about why I chose this particular passage to represent this image on my photoblog, Gentleman Explorer.
Music Inspiration
The Breaking Of The Fellowship by Howard Shore
Art Inspiration
Starry, Starry Night by Ziahippoqueen on DeviantArt
Dark Branches Reaching Toward A Starry Night

About the Photo: I meandered down a beaten path to reach the waters edge of Table Rock Lake in Missouri. It was so peaceful and serene. I spent a few moments, breathing in the night air and appreciating the stillness around me.

I noticed a couple fallen trees along the shoreline and knelt down to examine them. As I lowered my perspective I was presented with this awesome juxtaposition. The hard edge branches against the twilight sky and silky smooth water.

I paid close attention to the tallest branch, making sure it was pointing directly towards the brightest star.

Gear and Settings: I used the Nikon D3100 and the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 wide-angle lens. If you’re interested in the settings I used and my process for capturing this particular photo, mosey on over to my behind-the-scenes tutorial here: www.cameratips.com/d3100/landscape-settings-tips-tricks

You can also check out all of my Nikon D3100 tips & tricks here.

Book (Passage) Inspiration

"Enormous it looked, its sprawling branches going up like reaching arms with many long-fingered hands, its knotted and twisted trunk gaping in wide fissures that creaked faintly as the boughs moved."
- Chapter 6, The Fellowship Of The Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien

Read more about why I chose this particular passage to represent this image on my photoblog, Gentleman Explorer.

Music Inspiration

The Breaking Of The Fellowship by Howard Shore

Art Inspiration

Starry, Starry Night by Ziahippoqueen on DeviantArt


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