As beautiful as Mt. Hood looks as it reflects off the surface of Trillium Lake, it didn’t take long for my freakishly short attention span to wane, causing me to meander along lake’s trail. The sunrise was ok but it really was the little, oft-overlooked things about the area that really kept my attention going. For example, I absolutely loved stumbling (figuratively, fortunately) onto this tree stump that was shrouded in grass and plants. It made for a perfect foreground element and allowed the tree line in the background to serve as a little afterthought.

This photo was taken using my Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70 lens, both sitting atop my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 sticks. In order to glass the water over, I used a 3-stop ND filter byFormatt-Hitech. Stylization was pretty much done exclusively in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection by Google.