20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sun rays between two Aspen trunks

I am always fascinated by the marks on the Aspen trees. It looks like eyes up and down on the light colored tree trunk. When I saw sunlight peaked between two Aspen trees, I took this photo with f/22, 1/20 sec, ISO 125 and changed to the black and white to emphasize the sunburst and the marks on the tree.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Telluride, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Violet Shen