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 founded 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.