Update, this dead tree in Medford is gone.
It was removed by developers for new housing. This tree is still in my thoughts, it was located on Hartford road, Medford, NJ. The location is behind the CVS on the proposed Home Depot site, right off of Rt 70.
It was my attempt to get the exposure right, to get the maximum dynamic range out of the sensor. I achieved it by stopping down the aperture to F16, having the camera set to aperture priority and not being in the program mode.
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.
William Blake, 1799, The Letters