This caught my eye one August evening as I was pondering what to do next, when I saw something out of the corner of my eye and a turned my head to see this scene with its myriad of textures, layers, and light. HDR photograph I thought and quickly grabbed my new point an shoot and started snapping away like crazy. I put it all through my magic HDR machine and voila (that's French) I came up with this. Hope you like it.


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Marika Seprenyi (Antal) 19 Sep 2011

mmmmm most spectacular shot!!

Artist Reply: Thank you I am lucky to live in an urban area that has such an abundance of beauty for the purposes of artistic exploration.

Julie Mayser 15 Sep 2011

It has magic qualities! I love the shape of the tree and the way the light has encircled it!

Artist Reply: I am beginning to notice that I am taking most of my photographs lately from within 50 ft. of my front door. I told people for years, "Why would anyone expect me to travel the world to look for subjects to paint when I can't seem to get through all of the beauty I find in my front yard. There always seems to be something that captures my eye in my little corner of the world.

Joanie Holliday 15 Sep 2011

Beautiful shot Stanton and love the tree. Joanie Holliday

Artist Reply: That is one of the three California live oak trees on my lot.