This is actually an older shot, one of my favorites. In fact
it is one of the images on my business card.
The branch is a dead branch on a ficus tree that we saved
from being thrown away. It was sitting on the patio
of our old apartment and the branch was hanging out over the
railing. Unfortunately, shooting straight out would have given me
a background of the next apartment building. I had
to lean out to get a better angle with trees and filtered sun
in the background. Even though the background is totally
out of focus, this made for a much nicer shot.
BTW, the ficus is much happier these days. It is in the back yard
and growing like crazy. We are a little crazy that way. We like
to save things and nurse them back to health. Plants, hound dogs
whatever needs a home! I must get that from