This week’s challenge asks the photographer to examine the shot before framing it in such a way to drive the viewer’s focus in a certain direction.
I stumbled into the shot by taking a walk through Baltimore on the way to Mass at the Cathedral.
I saw many lovely things along the way, such as this tree, which caught my attention because it was in the midst of so many straight lines, yet it is gnarled and crooked, and apparently thriving in spite of the contrast. It reminded me of the reason for my walk that morning…a straight road before me in spite of my own failings to grow straight.
And yet, I managed to thrive, too, and find a quiet spot to think about these things, and pray.
It was from this vantage point that I looked up.