On this trip with some friends, we were heading to the high country for sunrise photos. We intentionally went to capture images of the Milky Way on our way to sunrise. We ended up having such an amazing time with the stars and Milky Way, we almost missed the sunrise shots. I tries multiple times to get the light painting just right for what I had in my mind, and this was the one. I didn't want the entire tree illuminated, just a bit on the side that has the light from the valley below.