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One of the things I love about being a photographer is that way we SEE things differently than other folks, well most other folks. We’re constantly composing regardless of what we’re REALLY doing and we see things that a lot of people wouldn’t. Part of that is finding beauty in areas that are typically ignored or forgotten. This premise is what makes urbex photography so great – seeing beauty and stories in places that have been intentionally abandoned, forgotten and decaying. That’s not the only area it applies, however. Seeing beauty in the broken can happen anywhere depending on the photographer’s eye.
Today’s image is one of those for me. This stump is not a new scene for me – I’ve driven by it many times, but it took a good layer of snow, overcast skies and a bit of fog for me to see the beauty in it. Most people, and likely most photographers, would not be interested in the story behind this stump, but it caught my interest and eye, and that’s enough.