This is titled Silencio. Sycamore trees prefer to make their lifelong home beside a stream or river. In the late fall and winter when the leaves have fallen, the white branches of the sycamore light up. It's as if someone flipped a switch and the white bark of the twisting sycamore stands out from the surrounding oak and maple, whose bark is dark and grey.
Route 715 in eastern Ohio is a short route, rarely traveled, with plenty of places to pull off. Considerable time and patience and conversation with the trees reveal their best side. The rarely traveled road contribute greatly to slowing down and walking around the trees and then walking back from the trees, to determine whether to use a normal 50mm or 35mm lens, or steps way back on the road and use a telephoto--70-200mm. n this classic photograph we can see beyond the twisting white sycamore tree branches to a few colorful branches that have held on The grey sky was avoided when I created the photograph, but the effect of the sky is to create a soft diffused dome of light. Many times the soft and gentle effect of a grey sky is just what my heart needs. "Be soft and gentle to yourself. Slow down." Give yourself the gift of Silencio.