I’m not sure exactly what type of tree this is, but it’s outside my building at work and the Arbor Day website tells me it’s a Dogwood. I took this picture about 9am when the sun was still relatively low on the horizon, creating more interesting shadows than at high noon. I liked the clear blue sky in the background too, which is harder to capture later in the day unless you’ve got an ND filter handy. Also, I didn’t do a single edit to this picture–not even a simple crop. Generally I like to touch up my photos (my tool of choice right now is Aperture) and it’s not that this photo is perfect by any means, but I was just pleased with how it turned out to begin with so I didn’t see the need to process it afterwards.