I’ve always loved those photos of that gnarly, solitary tree sitting by itself in a field or on a hill. It’s what I always look for whenever I am out shooting certain types of expanses. So, when I saw this particular tree from a distance, I knew I had found my guy. For this particular photo, I experimented with several compositions before settling on the classic Dutch Tilt. I just liked the way it adds a sense of distorted gravity to the overall photo.
As a side note, I wrote an in-depth article on the entire lifecycle of this photo, from concept to share, in an upcoming issue of Photoshop User Magazine (I’m actually one of their contributing authors). I am bringing this up now in particular because my friend, http://goo.gl/CQspNl, announced a wonderful new change to NAPP and Kelby Media called Kelby One. As a member of Kelby One, you’ll automatically get the Photoshop User Magazine delivered to your door (and digitally) along with a slew of other really great educational training, including the entire library of Kelby Training classes. Check out Scott’s FAQ on Kelby One right here: