We noticed this tree a few days earlier on a trip to Tyler, so it was earmarked for this trip. It wasn't safe to park along the tollway shoulder, but there was a FM road going right by it. The route was a little circuitous to get to the tree, but we finally made it. The sun kept coming and going. I think this would be considered bright overcast. The camera was a Hasselblad H3D-39 with a 35 mm HD lens on it.