I seldom take photos with a flash. I almost always feel that the flash adds an element of unreality. Posed photos of individuals and groups get the "commercial" treatment with lots of lights and fill-in flashes to erase reality. This tree was an exception. It was a particularly dark Halloween night and I could only see the tree because of the headlights of a car that was parked waiting for some children. I decided to try the flash and liked the results. Not reality, but interesting.