Look closely at this photograph. What do you see? Are you looking through the yellow branches of a scraggly tree? Is that a mountain and misty valley in the distance?
No! The yellow branches actually belong to a Scotchbroom bush clinging to the side of the river bank. What appears to be a mountain on the left is actually a small rock. The misty valley is actually the water of the Cowlitz River! What appears to be a landscape shot is actually a close up!
I love taking a photograph like this one. It was not planned but the resulting shot is one of my favorites!