As he so often did in his paintings, Carl Moll (1861–1945) chose a landscape motif for this depiction. Dusk is falling, the color of the sky is changing and the set sun has left behind a red shimmer. Moll was standing by the edge of a body of water, looking at a tree on the opposite shoreline. The feeble light envelops the tree and vegetation with a dark green with slightly brighter horizontal areas. The reflection of the tree on the water is blurred by the movement of the waves, the contours seem to be dissolving.