The Spindly Tree on the Grassy Hilltop

While shooting an ocean and hillside landscape from the side of the road, I looked back up a hill and saw this tree perched atop the hill by itself.  I hopped over the fence (fences seem to be more about controlling animals than people in New Zealand, people are very cool about things) and climbed up to shoot this tree.  There were some cows near the top staring at me while I was taking this photo, and I felt like I was getting the stink eye, as if I’d discovered their secret place.

New Zealand hillside tree

Greg Benz Photography