Aspiring Branches

Snow-covered branches reach for the sky, and the mountains within the sky, in this image from Zion National Park. As always with high-key monochromatic images, a bit of care will be essential to "getting it just right" in print, and that prospect is always exciting. 

I love the mystery, the reaching for detail that our eyes do, in low-contrast, high-key images. I think that is one of the things that attracts me so much to winter and polar landscapes.

In this case, in a large print, I think it will be possible to just make out some texture against the far rock induced by falling snow. That too will add to the qualities of this image.

I love the branch shapes at the bottom left and center, but I would have preferred if a few things had arranged themselves just a bit differently in the bottom right. Cropping in more from the right doesn't quite work, and in this case, I think it's best to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.