In contrast to many of the works of Ansel Adams which feature immense distance and wide open skies, often with mountainous peaks towering in the background, this piece is focused on a small area in the middle of a forest of Redwood Flounders and is focused upwards to the far distant sky.

The ferns on the forest floor give way to the seemingly measureless height of the Redwoods, which contrast with the brightness of the sky at the top of this work.

The feel of a peaceful woodland clearing is strongly evoked by this picture, which would look wonderful,perhaps, accompanied by the very different Oak Tree, Sunrise which revisits the theme of trees and sky in a strikingly contrasting style.