The sun was rising over the Machias River and I strolled from our cabin into the dewy grass. It was our last morning in Maine and I took a deep breath to savor the crisp New England air. Sunlight streamed through the trees from its low angle in the sky. I watched as the forest floor was transformed into a glowing field of flora. The contrast was brilliant and the plants took on the appearance of twinkling stars in the night sky. I knew this magical light was fleeting so I quickly set up my tripod, and used a wide angle lens to frame this shot. Camera settings: 17-40mm lens at 40mm, f8, 1/20, ISO 100, Canon 40D. Upon arriving home, I converted the image to B&W in Photoshop, and selected the Infrared preset filter.