I think every landscape photographer should have "go-to" locations within 30 minutes of home where they can go when conditions appear to be shaping up for something special. This is one of my go-to locations. I love the way these oaks stand out against the western sky, making it an ideal scene for a sunset silhouette.
I "discovered" this spot one evening a few years ago as I drove the roads south of El Dorado Hills, in the foothills near Sacramento. The setting sun painted the western sky in beautiful blue and orange hues and all I needed was a foreground. I was quite happy to come across these trees, just in the nick of time.
When I returned home I was very pleased with this image, but as I often do, I asked myself what could make it better. I decided the same scene with a crescent moon would be fabulous, so I did my homework and returned about 2 1/2 weeks later when a new moon would set just after the sun. I'll post that image in a couple of days and let you decide which is better. I'll tell you in advance that I can't decide because there are things I like about each. Stay tuned....
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