November often has me tooling around back roads looking for abandonment, but when I saw this tree I had to stop. Not sure what kind it is, but it was so striking. There is a big herd of turkeys out of frame to the left (I know it’s flock, but herd is funnier) and a deep wet ditch right in front of me (cattails love them) so I couldn’t get into the field comfortably, but maybe if I ever find it again I can find a way.
Processing ideas welcome
Is this a composite: No
Lr for a 16:9 crop and quite a lot of exposure adjustment since I goofed and overexposed it. Sky mask to bring out some detail there using dehaze. Linear gradient to darken foreground and reduce the saturation there. A hint of blue in the sky with Color Grading for the highlights. Green channel luminance raised to bring up the evergreens a bit. Texture, clarity & colors massaged.