Forked boughs on a mighty oak, seen in monochrome

A powerful oak spanning the length of its winter clearing, taken in Baxter’s Hollow, North Freedom, WI, USA.

Taken on the same outing where I found Seeing Fullness, this scene provided a wonderful, if surreal, conclusion to the photography portion of my trip. This oak stood alone in the clearing, reaching with a bough that could easily be the trunk of a separate tree. I followed the close trail of many others who paid their respects and progressed to the tree line, but knew that daylight was running short. I was surprised by how long I stood there debating my direction. The oak stood patiently while I decided, pointing forward with encouragement.

Mamiya C330 Professional S
Mamiya-Sekor 55mm f/4.5
Ilford Delta – ISO 100 – 6×6