The title for this post seems a little misleading, as I happen to know that this tree is no longer standing.
However, when it was there it was found in a field just around the corner from my dad’s workplace in Beaufort, North Carolina. This photograph was from one of the first times I ever intentionally woke up and headed to a location in time to capture the sunrise. This was almost a decade ago, but it is still one of my long-lasting favorite photographs. The dramatic clouds, vibrant colors from the sun rising, and dramatically silhouetted tree all work together to pull your eye into and around the photograph. If you look closely you’ll see a little strip of fog rising from the ground and a sliver of a moon hovering above it all.