Finally I was able to recapture a scene that I originally took in 2005 of the Colossal Ghost! I go every year, but the last two years I've gone back too late in the year to get the sun in the right position. When I originally shot this scene it was with the 17-35 f2.8, which just wasn't wide enough to prevent cutting off branches...the 14-24 f2.8 solves that problem as the hillside prevents you from backing up any further while still maintaining the sun. I was jumping for joy! The Ghost is my favorite tree anywhere. It's been dead for centuries.