I discovered this lovely scene on my way to photograph the multicolored staircase, which I then photographed later: Photo-a-Day #87 (upper portion of staircase shown in center here).

Although, I do like this image, and did the best I could in processing and even tried another angle with a different lens later, my heart sank a bit when I first opened the image. Without the third dimension of depth, the overhead branch doesn’t reach over and the center tree merges too much with the foreground tree, so the wonderful sense of canopy is mostly lost.

With a 2D-only camera, it’s too hard to tell where those lights really are. This scene would be a great candidate for 3D, if such technology becomes practical someday, to capture the essence of this place.


November 22, 2016

Canon 5Ds R

Downtown Anchorage, Alaska