From the Photographer Rick Graves:
This image was created on April 1, 2019 near Muley Point on Cedar Mesa in Utah. I photographed several weathered trees on Cedar Mesa that evening. This tree was one of several that caught my eye. I tried a few different compositions of this tree before finally settling on this one just prior to sunset. I placed the camera low to the ground to have more of the tree overlap with the sky.
Technical data: Canon 5D Mark IV; Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS II lens; Gitzo GT3530LS tripod; Kirk BH-1 ball head; ISO 100; f/11; 24mm; 7 image HDR; two second timer with live view.