Stumped

Taking a small break from the creativity exercises while I look for a good subject to use in Exercise 3. Meanwhile…

I paused for about fifteen minutes during my morning walk through the Mianus River State park to take pictures of a stump. I know: sounds about as exciting as… well, taking pictures of a stump, but I wanted to share them with you anyway.

This particular stump was interesting to me because, the closer I got to it, the more its top started to resemble one of those ancient villages built on the side of cliffs (my wild imagination pictured something like the dwellings in Mesa Verde).

As I thought about it I realized that, in a way, it was very much like that. Looking abandoned now, there was once quite a bit of life here: small creatures living here and mining this stump for nutrients. Perhaps some are still here, hiding during the day time from the giants walking the earth around them.

Aerial photography
Skyline
Urban canyon

2 Comments

    1. Glad I could add a new perspective.

      BTW: I was thinking of you the other night when watching a movie I didn’t particularly like called ‘Mapplethorpe’ – a dramatization about the artist/photographer, Robert, made in 2018. About 21 minutes in, Robert is given his first camera (a Polaroid) by Sandy Daley and she says to him, ‘Remember, it’s all about the light.’

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