I took this photo of some sumac at a small park in Andover, Minnesota. Sumac grows all over the place in the summer, and I have always liked it because it has a unique structure. The wavy tangle of branches is very distinctive. I hadn’t been taking many photos for awhile, so I decided to take my camera with and make sure I took one of something. After looking around, this seemed to be a good choice.
I like taking pictures of tress back lit by the sun, so they are just a silhouette. You can see the branching structure easily, reminiscent of blood vessels or nerves.
I have been wanting a picture like this for awhile now, with the moon rising framed by these pine trees. This still isn’t completely ideal, I think it would be better if the moon was higher up and not right on that power line, but I know how to set it up now.