Project Athena - Day 101 (Black & White)

Yard Art

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I photographed this cross section of a tree trunk back in 2007 when it had just been freshly cut. Back then, the lumber was unsoiled and it still had the rich, earthy aroma of a fine wood.

That old photo has served as the texture and pattern in a number of my digital mandala creations. Today, I decided to reshoot this aged piece of wood that has weathered many a storm. in the elements as yard art. The concentric rings are becoming more distinctive and the cracks are more pronounced. It's still beautiful and full of wisdom.

Cross Section of a Tree

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 50mm • F5.6 • 1/40s • ISO 800