This is one of my favourite images over the last few years and it didn’t just happen by accident. I had driven past the tree hundreds of times and always thought that it would make a great image but the conditions were never quite right for the shot I wanted.
It was one really cold morning in January when I finally took this image. The sun on this particular morning looked fantastic as there was just enough mist to create a ‘sun ball’ effect. I then realised as the sun was rising that there was a chance to grab the moment when the tree was hugging the sun as if it was trying to keep warm.