20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Designs in the Grain of A Tree

I enhanced more clearly through outlining and adding color saturation in photo shop what I saw in the grain of an old tree on my walk in the woods in the afternoon of September 26,2019. I imagined a bird cuddled next to the profile of an elderly face and a big hand of God holding it there; along with a pet snake wrapped around the side of the head. I am glad I shot the memory of this old dead tree as I have not seen it since. Either a storm blew it down or it perhaps was cut down. In all honesty if I had seen this spooky image as clearly as I enhanced it, I might have run away instead of photographing it:-)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Wi, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Andrea Petersen