If you have ever driven to the Red Rock Crossing state park in Sedona (Highliy recommend you take this drive if you find yourself in Sedona), you have seen a few pull-offs to the right. These pull-off areas provide you with a great vantage point to view the Oak creek canyon with Cathedral Rock in the background. At one of the stops there is an old juniper tree at the top of the hill. This tree has two main branches that form a perfect V. This V makes for a great fame for a long shot of Cathedral rock.
When we are headed to Red Rock Crossing State Park, stopping at this site is mandatory. On our last trip, it had snowed the night before giving us a whole new look at Oak creek canyon laid out before us.
As most of the snow was caught in the tree, this left the red soil around the tree exposed, allowing the tree to stand out. So instead of using the tree as a frame, I decided it was time for the tree to be the focal point of the photograph. As this was taken on the New Years day, the sun was low in the sky and low angle hit perfectly on the truck forming the left side of the V, highlighting the unique shape of the tree trunk.