This is the same tree from Jan 21 post, showing herself in her many different moods.  I was outside taking another shot and was walking back inside, looked over my shoulder and this was the scene.  Looked like it was about to snow and the SUN (looks like the moon, but is the sun) was masked behind these thick low grey clouds.

I took 2 shots, one was 3 stops underexposed (to expose for sun’s brightness) and one shot, 1 stop overexposed (to get some detail in branches against sky).  I merged them together as HDR shot and this was it.  No further adjustments – nothing.  The sky is like a grey slate and tree almost stuck there.  So simple, nothing flashy, just nature in all her beauty. Love it!

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