Trees have always been an interest to me. They have played such a significant role in my life that I’m constantly drawn to them. After a longer and somewhat more difficult than expected hike up Music Pass, I came upon this tree or at least what was left of it. Instantly I knew that I had to photograph it. It reminded me of a harp, which was so fitting for the top of Music Pass. After playing around with the angles for some time I finally found the composition that I was looking for. Fortunately it wasn’t long before the clouds aligned where I wanted them to and I was able to create the image I envisioned.
While reflecting on the image during the hike down the pass, I thought about all the things the old tree must have seen and the harsh conditions it had lived in. Now it was mostly gone and it wouldn’t be long before there was nothing left at all. It then dawned on me that this might be it’s last note, one that will live forever in the image.