Sometimes in nature we can get caught up in trying to capture the grandest of landscapes and forget that there is so much creative beauty to be discovered in the small as well. I captured this image of a Pine Cone in the San Bernardino National Forest. The reason it is titled, "Water, Earth, and Sky" is because I was able to capture each of these elements in this macro shot. Water can be seen in the ice and snow that is on the tips of the pine cone. Earth can be seen in the pine cone itself as it came from a seed that was originally planted in the earth. Sky can be seen with the reflection of the sun coming off of the ice in the upper part of the image.