Spring Foliage and Redbud, Shenandoah National Park

I went to Shenandoah yesterday with the goal of photographing flowering Eastern Redbud and Dogwoods along Skyline Drive and surrounding roads in Shenandoah National Park. The trip turned out to be well worth the drive, as the flowering trees were in peak condition along the lower elevations. In this photograph, I captured the emerging spring foliage among several large tree trunks, with one small Redbud included in the frame. I had photographed this scene at about 10am in the morning, when the sun shone brightly and backlit all the trees. I liked the look, but decided to head back to this location yet again when 3pm came about and clouds had moved in. It turns out that even overcast light made all the difference, and I greatly prefer this image over the one I had taken earlier.

Emerging Spring Foliage in a Forest, with Eastern Redbud, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, United States.