A short walk from my house sits the small but popular, Circle Park. There stands a monstrous oak tree that I’ve walked by hundreds of times. One foggy January morning, I set out to take this picture.
The fog enhanced the dramatic shape of the oak, by shrouding the houses just outside the park. Though minimized, their ghostly shapes separate the sky from the show on the ground. So in an odd way, the fog simultaneously created depth and flattened the image.
To create a bit more drama, I brightened the colors of the few remaining oak leaves. I also darkened the smaller trees within the park. Don’t tell anyone, but I also cloned out a No Parking sign that cluttered the image. It just had to go.