Felled tree

On a recent walk I was attracted to this felled tree

Looking is the first stage of seeing. I look around to see the detail.

I noticed (looking) the roughness of the surface of the tree trunk then saw (seeing) a regular repeating pattern of texture.

I wanted to portray a feeling of isolation, show the detail of the surface and the ethereal beauty of the subject. I did not want to complicate the photograph with a background (it should support the subject) as it might challenge the unity and coherence.

The ‘black hole’ was perfect.

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