Tulip with flare

Tulip with flare

Appalachian Trail, Kent, Connecticut. I hiked from Bull’s Bridge to Kent on Schaghticoke Ridge and took a break at Thayer Brook and the giant tulip tree next to it.

I can’t pass this place without taking yet another photograph of this magnificent single tree with three trunks. My instinct is to position myself to keep the sun hidden behind other trees to avoid flare but a lightbulb went off: why not attempt to get both the trees and flare.

As some reading this know, it’s tough to know how flare will look until you get back to a larger screen so I did ten shots with different meter settings and slightly different positions hoping one might work out. In the end, they all worked out and it was tough to choose.

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