This seemingly started with the compelling texture of peeling paint on a lamppost in a grocery store parking lot. I knew it would make for a great blend with a leafless winter treetop, so I snapped a tall one in my neighborhood. After blending these base elements, It became immediately clear that this needed a dramatic focal point; hence the flower snapped a few months back, which turned out to be the original element all along, but was something impossible to see without being revealed through a forest of cracks and just the right tree. See the components at Flickr.
Musical Accompaniment — “A Forest” by The Cure:
Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl
While you can