By Scott Shephard
The hour just before sunset is called "the golden hour" because the light is soft and warm. Portrait photographers love this time of day but so do landscape photographers. In the case of this beautiful tree in the Maryland countryside, I was there at the perfect time. There was no wind, it was warm and, fortunately, the light was excellent.
Canon 5DIII 1/250s f/8.0 ISO200 105mm