Flickr 283: ‘The Guardian’

We follow up yesterday’s car and planes with another seemingly simple shot. The Northern Lights are canvas against which Jeff Wallace magnificently presents appropriately self-titled “The Guardian”.

“This tree is always begging to be photographed”, he says. “Sitting in the middle of a field, its real purpose is marking the location of an abandoned water well. Found by my good friend Song, I keep going back. Love solo trees like this”. Set against daylight blue, the sky reacher would be meh. But before the Aurora Borealis…

Jeff used Nikon D810 and Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 lens to capture the moment on Sept. 19, 2015. Vitals: f/2.8, ISO 1600, 6 secs, 15mm.  From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but living in St. Albert, Alberta, he joined Flickr in November 2010. You can follow his landscape adventures on Facebook.

Photo Credit: Jeff Wallace