For regular readers of my blog, that tree on the left is going to look familiar to you as it was featured previously in my Creative Photography #10 post. A few people had mentioned that it looked rather "haunting" in that photo and I suspect that it looks a bit that way in this one, too, especially when you throw in the iron gate and moon peeking through the clouds.
I took this picture with my Kodak Z712 IS at night using a tripod. The only adjustments I made were to crop it a bit and convert it to black and white - other than that, it's untouched. You can see the original here if you'd like.
I decided to use this photo as my submission for Roger's Creativity Photography Contest #12 for several reasons with the first and foremost being that I like it! The other reason is that I will be doing a post this coming Saturday on exactly where this place is and what part it played in the history of our country. In that post, you'll get to see this tree and the surrounding area in the daylight rather than by the glow of the moon and then you can tell me whether you still think it's "haunting" or not!
For more creative photos, be sure to check out not only Roger's Creative Photography blog but also his own blog, Idaho Daily Photo. Oh, and lest I forget, be sure to go over to visit Patti at Late Bloomer Boomer and congratulate her on winning last week's Creative Photography contest with this poignant and precious picture of parenthood. Congratulations again, Patti!