Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.
Kurt Harvey captured this image in Yosemite National Park in California. He wrote:
I’ve admired this tree many times while driving along the Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite. Rooted in a crack on the slope of a granite dome it has a grand view and is also very exposed to the wind. It looks like its doing well though and is inspiring to see.
This was made from a 3 RAW bracketed capture. The sky was pretty featureless with thin overcast and smoke from the fire near Foresta but with some work I was able to bring out the texture you see.
Thank you, Kurt!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.