Sunset seemed to cling to this forest for an unusually long time – probably aided by reflection on the broad canopy of gold leaves. I was literally able to turn my back and shoot a dark blue sky behind tree silhouettes, then back around to capture a burning sun in a chilly aqua sky like this.
The song for this picture was pitch perfect in my mind when I was staking out this shot. The air was cold and still, when you can hear your own thoughts with absolute clarity. The chorus is particularly beautiful:
Dear shadow alive and well/
How can the body die/
You tell me everything/
Image Soundtrack: “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” by Fleet Foxes