Flower Power by Brandon Yoshizawa

Highly Commended – Landscape category

Image title: Flower Power
Photographer: Brandon Yoshizawa
Location: USA
Equipment used: Nikon D750, Nikkor 50mm 1.8

Caption information:

 An incredible display of man and nature. The exhaust plume of a SpaceX rocket is lit by the low sun at twilight. The plume takes on the shape of a flower with the trail almost looking like a broken stem as it shoots out from behind the snow capped Sierra Nevada mountains. I couldn’t have asked for a better scene as it shot up over a brilliant display of colourful fall aspens. One of the most incredible things I’ve been able to witness and capture on a camera.

This shot is comprised of two exposures: one for the sky and one for the foreground without moving the camera.