This summer, my former love and I took our combined bunch of children on a group vacation to Florida. While we were there, we went to the Canaveral National Seashore. I found this rotted stump to a fallen palm tree. I was particularly struck by how I could see into the core of the tree – and how strong the tree was when it stood, yet how fragile it appeared now. It was like looking into the soul of the tree. So, I leaned as far as I could over the railing to take a shot “from above.” I wanted to capture the tree’s “essense.” I later found that adding the sepia tone, enhanced that feeling.