Eastern Redbud, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

During my 300 miles of driving to and through Shenandoah National Park this past weekend, I was able to obtain many images of Eastern Redbud - a beautiful flowering tree here in Virginia. In this photograph, the sun was rising behind a mountain, leaving the tree in shade. Contrary to complete overcast light, this light provided a great directional quality as well as a slight blue cast. While it is likely I would have liked this image if taken in overcast light, I think the shadowed light provides a unique quality which I find really beautiful.

Eastern Redbud, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, United States.