It took me a long time to get this composition exactly how I wanted it. My goal had always been to frame the clouds between the upturned branches of a dead tree, but just when the clouds moved into position another set of clouds blocked the sun’s light from behind me. I knew the photograph would not work unless I also had the sun lighting up the foreground. It took about thirty minutes, but eventually I had both the clouds and the sun in the right position to take this shot.