I'm catching up here on some photos from a couple of weeks ago.
In this case, I've been expanding my collection of photos of tree stumps. I mentioned before (last fall, I think) how fascinating and inspirational I find tree stumps. They combine feelings of death and rebirth, reality and abstraction.
And, they're a challenge to capture in a way that does them justice.
I like the way the roots stick out, giving it an interesting shape. Throw in the plants growing inside and you get the cycle of life.
Here's an abstract, and it is an unaltered detail of the stump. I love the shapes, colors and textures.
This is a macro image of a tree branch that is falling apart. The rings are slowly separating in an interesting way. Works decently in both color and black and white.