“Backlit Snowy Black Oak” was captured in February, 1999 on my last day as a resident of Yosemite. I had walked beneath this tree for years, even on some snowy mornings, and knew it was special. But it always seemed that I was working (not on photography) when conditions were best. Miraculously, the last night I spent in my home on the Ahwahnee Meadow, it snowed six inches. I awoke, got my camera gear and walked directly to this tree.
From my low perspective its branches radiated out to fill the frame. White capped limbs against the blue sky, backlit by the morning sun, and most importantly, softly lit by the light reflecting off the ground’s fresh snow into the undersides of the branches. My explorations lasted about an hour, and I got into my car and drove out of the park to join my bride in Boise to begin the next chapter of our lives.
Keith Walklet Curriculum Vitae
Keith Walklet: Biography