While I have a general area of interest when I’m out making photographs, I tend to be spontaneous and flexible about the specific subject matter. The morning when I made this image was no different.
I was hiking towards a stone quarry with the aim of making abstract photographs. However, the area was in and out of rain showers. It was during this window that I came upon this lone tree with its bright autumn foliage being softly illuminated by low angled light. As the sun was also coming in and out of a thick cloud cover, I had to find a quick vantage point. I chose the dry stone to lead the viewer into the photograph.