On this morning’s power walk alongside the river, I was passing one of my favourite spots to photograph when I saw the sun’s reflection on the river beneath this bough.

I made a quick stop to catch the frame and the reflection. I didn’t realize until after I got back home that I had caught a nice sun flare as well.

I love it when those surprises happen naturally . I did a bit of editing with curves to darken the tree, but the flare I left as shot.

“The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.”

Alexandra Elle