This is my first attempt at “painting with light.” It is accomplished by setting up your camera before dark using a tripod. I used my Canon 5D MK II, a 24-105mm f/4L lens, with the ISO at 100. I pushed my cable shutter at 10:30 pm with the exposure set at 30 seconds. While the camera is “shooting” you “paint” the tree with flash lights. I converted one image to black and white.
I was raised in Saudi Arabia where trees were few and far between. That is probably why I am attracted to trees now as a photographer … they seem to become more beautiful with age. Perhaps like us humans … but, when you look past the wrinkles and sagging curves … and finally see each others true inner beauty.