–A mostly naked, contorted tree against a dramatic sky.
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What the camera saw:
As you can see, this one is almost right out of the box. I trimmed it a little and made it monochrome with a yellowish tint to enhance the mood.
What a bystander would see:
This is a great example of Ansel Adams’ saying that taking a good picture is mostly about standing in the right place. You may be able to recognize the top left portion of this gnarled mess as the main branches in the photograph–particularly if you look at the “bystander photo.”