I took this image on Driftwood Beach down on Jekyll Island on a cool, crisp April morning. I arrived there around 3:30 A.M and photographed the trees and crystal clear Milky Way until the sun came up. This is one of my favorites from that night, and I am glad to see it recognized.
This tree is just down the road from my house and I have photographed it in almost every possible season and time of day. I was fortunate to have my camera with me one day when driving past in heavy fog. I set up my tripod and started taking photos, and a lonely cow walked up and paused under the canopy for just enough time. It was a bit of serendipity!