Morning sunrise just outside my back door. The photograph was taken in late August just as the leaves were beginning to change color. A dense, misty morning fog clung to the forested area not yet dissipated by the rising sun. I took this shot, fearing that the difficult exposure of high contrast, would not reveal the detail of the light playing on the leaves and the golden rays of light. Beauty surrounds us everyday, in simple things. Recognizing and appreciating what is freely given, requires only taking the time to not just look; but to see.
Photograph taken with Nikon d7100 with 105mm f2.8 lens, manual exposure.