This photo was taken at mid day in late October 2011.
The location was at a Hotel parking lot at the outer edge next to a man made lake near Dulles Airport in Virginia.
The "Take it!" was how deep the color of the leaves had gotten matched up with the blue of the sky overhead, to complement this, there was the reflection of the sky in the water behind the base of the tree. That the tree was standing alone was also an eye catcher.
The After Take: This one grows on me. The simplicity of it has a way of making her a star. We could not resist making her our Homecoming Queen. Truly, a belle of the ball. I bet if trees could dance there would be line all the way to the Shenandoah's for a turn with her. Wonder what her favorite song to dance to would be?