This third image, Eric, is also from the same autumn workshop as the previous two images. We visited an area with birch woods as well as open spaces with many boulders (from the latest ice age I assume). When exploring this area, I found this sunlit birch tree. Since it was changing light conditions, I did not have a long time to take the shot. I just stood on my toes and raised my arms as high up in the air as possible to being able to keep the tree within the boundaries of the boulder and took the shot blindly. I zoomed out somewhat to have some error margin, hence the image is somewhat cropped. Normally, I try to frame the image correctly out in the field.
I did not have the time to finetune the shutter speed, so I think there is a slight movement blur in the birch leaves, but I think the image works anyhow. I cropped the image outside of the boulder to include just a minor part of the surroundings, both to show the context and to show that it is a boulder and not a rock wall. By that framing the image shows the nature where the image was shot, but the image also could tell a story that goes something like that anyone can be successful even if they not as it seems have the optimal conditions. You could also see the boulder helping to protect the birch tree for it to thrive.
1/160, f/8, ISO 200, 12 mm (24 mm equiv.) lens, Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera