On Salt Spring Island this summer, I went out one evening to chase the sunset. We were staying near the east side of the island, so I had to make my way to Vesuvius on the west side. I wound up taking the long way around, which left me a little bit worried that by the time I got there not only would I have missed the sunset but it would be pitch dark. (This is not a place with a lot of streetlights…)
On the way, I passed this hillside field with a lone red tree standing out sharply against the green background and the sere yellow grass. Lovely!
This actually turned out better than the sunset photos at Vesuvius. When will I learn that shooting directly into the sun is a bad idea?