14 Oct 14 . Wherever you go in the forests making up the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem if you look carefully you will find an abundance of fallen trees. If you take some time to look at them critically you may find them appearing as figures as seen in cartoons of tree people, or as various different "creatures." It's all a matter of how creative your imagination wants to be at the time. This decaying log caught my eye because of all the branches sticking out of it. My initial contact with it was broadside, and I took several snaps of it. But they didn't fully convey the log's character as I sensed it, so I did a walk around and discovered that the aspect best conveying its charms was from a position low down at the base but taken with a wide angle lens. So I switched from the 18 - 200mm to my 12 -24mm wide angle zoom and tried to capture the full dynamics of this once majestic tree. This particular capture is my favorite of the series and I feel like it conveys the impressive nature of the former resident of the mountain top conifers. The slanting of the trees at the edges of the frame is do to the wide angle lens being slightly tilted to get the capture I wanted which both emphasized a portion of the log I felt important and to slightly play down the storm in the background. There were several different cloud types present which you may note it you study the background. I've added a bit of micro contrast enhancement to bring out the texture of the bark as well as add a little interest in the clouds which the camera didn't adequately capture and of course it being B&W Tuesday converted it to B&W. Nikon D300s; 12 - 24; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 8.