In photography by webmeister Bud

The sun punches a hole through the sky, beams through a tree, and illuminates a mountain. Nature’s pretty cool.

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No photograph I could take could properly convey how absolutely unbelievable this night looked, but I hope this is a pretty fair representation.

The contrast between the dark, storm-like clouds and the sharp beam of bright sunlight was immense, and really showed through when the beam silhouetted that tree.

Trying to faithfully capture the essence of this moment, by checking the results and making adjustments to my camera’s settings after each shot, reminded me that perhaps nature isn’t all that much easier to photograph than humans.