As I wandered through the woods, I came across a haunting sight - thousands of tree trunks and branches all piled up at the end of a lake. The once-mighty trees lay dead and dried, a testament to the power of nature to both give and take away.
With my camera in hand, I set out to capture the stark beauty of this scene in black and white. The textures of the tree stumps and branches were emphasized by the monochrome tones, lending a timeless quality to the image.
As I gazed upon this scene, I couldn't help but feel a sense of awe for the natural world. The cycle of life and death is a constant reminder of the impermanence of all things, and yet there is a strange beauty in the decay and renewal that surrounds us.
This photograph of nature's handiwork serves as a powerful reminder of the fragility of our world and the need to cherish and protect it.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2005