Lone Tree in Portrait – I enjoy shooting trees in various ways. I particularly liked the look of this image with the tree and the canyon wall in focus. Knowing that some prefer the tree to be more of the subject I chose to frame the image in portrait rather than landscape. I made this photograph while we were still at Cape Royal Overlook in Grand Canyon National Park.
Our trips from Yellowstone National Park back to our home in Central Texas usually include stops at places we had never been or places we wanted to return to. In the fall of 2016, we decided to visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. In late October, the downside of visiting this area is that nearly every concession operation in the park had already closed, or operations were significantly reduced. However, this same fact meant there were not a lot of other people making our visit more relaxing.