I have been really busy working for commercial clients, which has kept me at the computer screen for what seems like years now, even though it has only been a couple of weeks. A few days ago I got to escape to shoot the sunset about 5 miles from my house in an area where my wife Heather and I usually mountain bike. The trail is named The Boneyard, primarily, for the amount of deer carcasses that the hunters leave along it during the fall hunting season. We have found almost full skeletons there! It is a pretty morbid place, but the mountain biking is some of the best that I have ever ridden. It is an amazing one hour loop, with one of the fastest downhills around. As you near the top of the ride, the trail meanders through a pinyon pine forest. The Colorado Pinyon is a slow growing tree similar to the bristle cone pine, the difference being, that it grows at much lower and arid locations. Since the pinyon is such a slow growing tree, its trunks and branches take on a wildly gnarled shape. I decided to put one of the biggest specimens in the foreground of my composition to offset the soft and silkly feel of the meadow grasses. The clouds illuminated just as I arrived to allow me to get this shot. e: Canon 1D Mark III, 16-35mm f2.8 II lens, Gitzo carbon fiber tripod, Kirk Ballhead. p: Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop.