Stump Art

Posted: August 26, 2016 in Uncategorized
A few years ago I found this old downed tree trunk, and it had this hole with a very cool design in the wood around the opening. I thought it was really cool looking, but on it’s own I didn’t think it had enough going on to photograph by itself. I came up with the idea of turning the hole into a natural flower vase, and inserted these Marsh Marigolds and called it, Stump Art.


After that first stump shot, I was on the look out for any stumps or downed tree trunks that I ran across that had holes that I could add flowers too. Here is another cool opening I found that worked well with these nice Orange Star flowers I picked up at a flower shop.


I used the same hole from the last photo and placed these small white flowers and made it a horizontal.


So keep your eyes peeled for old tree trunks with holes to create your own Stump Art.
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  1. Mike: Nice composition, texture and color contrast. In these posts, could you mention the post processing needed to produce this art. Thank you, Dennis

    • Mike Moats says:

      Dennis, these are some older images of mine and before Nik, Topaz,etc, so they were processed with sharpening, contrast boost, and color boost, in Photoshop Elements.

  2. Patrice Zinck says:

    Cool Idea, thanks for the tip!

  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Great ideas, Mike. Wonderful images, thanks!

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