This abstract approach to landscape photography came about because of a problem. Annie’s Creek flows along a deep canyon, a canyon without sunlight at this moment. An overall view would be flat and descriptive. I was forced to abstract, limiting my view to the textures and colors of the pine trees growing along the oxidized canyon wall. I built this abstraction around a single pine tree juxtaposed against the deepest of the colors on the canyon wall. The wall seems to be burning, and the smaller trees seem to take flight from the flames. I cropped the image as a square to hem the trees in from all directions, and making escape seem more difficult.