I love the character that weathered trees show. This tree caught my eye for three reasons: it was isolated, its rugged look, and the way the light highlighted its texture. The background also played an essential role in making this scene work. After all, how can you go wrong with the Grand Canyon, low clouds on the horizon, and a blue sky! I found this subject on our third day in the Grand Canyon at Moran Point, just off Desert View Drive during golden hour.