I scouted Cook's Meadow the evening before I made this image and knew when I saw the black elm and where the sun would come up that I wanted to do something with the elm back lit. Unfortunately, the sky was completely uninteresting and there was no fog but still I managed to get what I had in mind. Flare was definitely a problem and part of the reason this is in black & white.
Black Elm Under Half Dome
Black Elm Under Half Dome - Canon 5D2, Zeiss 50 MP, f/22, 1/13s, ISO 100.