After hours of kayaking around Lake Istokpoga for a subject, I noticed this bald cypress tree draped in Spanish moss. The only problem was the position I was in. I wanted to isolate this beautiful ancient tree, but I would have to be on the opposite side and on land to do so. The sun was beginning to set so I paddled quickly back to the shore of Lake Istokpoga. I was fortunate enough to make it in time for the golden hour light. The combination of copper leaves and magical light made the cypress tree appear to be made of gold. I made this second image moments later.
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