One with, one without the flash... I like them both, glad I ran into this one, and that you posted both... I don't recall that I've seen two pictures from the same vantage with such a different impact yet both seem perfect as they are.
You are amazing. I'll have to go back and see if the tree is the same one. Well, after looking at all of the photos I took that night, I realized that the one with a flash was not accidental after all. The one that the flash was left on was from further away, and the tree was not lit up very much. Anyway, I think I'll use the flash again if the situation calls for it.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)