Derek Nielsen Photography

Be Different



Be Different


Washington State, 2023


Limited edition fine art print of 6 – After spending a lot of time driving around San Juan Island filming a documentary on the Southern Resident Killer Whales, I began to notice random trees standing out against the deep green forest. Fall was beginning to take full shape across the region. My crew and I were making our way from one end of the island to another, chasing a potential orca sighting, when this scene came across our paths. I begged them to stop the car and let me capture a few shots of this gorgeous maple tree with a perfect reflection from the still pond. I had five minutes to find my composition in the misting rain. The results were phenomenal. I could not be happier with how this one came together. Do you ever feel like a lone tree standing out from the crowd?  Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen.

Additional information

Dimensions 48 × 3 × 23 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

Fine Art Photographic Print, Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

23×48, 28×60, 38×80