I pass this fallen tree nearly every day and always wanted to take some pictures on it. It looks like the setting of a Pre-Raphaelite or Romantic painting. I really enjoy showing nature in my pictures, but hopefully--at least on occasion, I like the setting to be emotive, like a Romantic painting. There's a tie between nature and our mind sets--the way a distant horizon line can open our thoughts to possibilities, or a towering mountain top makes us feel small and young in comparison. How can one look at a worn and fallen tree being lapped by the river and not wonder what storms have ravaged it? Even in soft, sunset light it is a reminder of nature's violence.