This an area, near home, that I frequently cycle through. I am always looking for image possibilities. I have actually entertained bringing camera & tripod, but it becomes unweildly on a road bike I had another tree in mind last night, but when I looked through the viewfinder, no joy. When I looked back up the valley, into the harsh light, the intersection of the foreground hill & the background caught my attention. The haze in the distance, while stealing contrast, added some more tones. I knew this would be a B&W. It would have been nice to have some clouds & maybe different light. So I will keep an eye on this throughout the seasons. Maybe with softer light & the oaks leaves in spring, might even work in color. 5DMkII, 70-(200)mm. Silver Efex conversion.