The fun thing about photography is that you don't have to limit it to straight out of the camera images. Photography is an art, like painting, drawing, printmaking, woodworking, only the tool are different. Sometimes I see a scene with my eyes, but my mind sees it in a different way, so I try to recreate that in post-processing. Sometimes I don't even know what I'm trying to create until I play around and find something I like. I played around a lot with this photo, as you can probably tell, using two different textures that I created myself. I used to download free textures from the internet until I figured out that I could do these on my own, with my own camera, and it would be all my own. It's more rewarding that way.
This tree sits on the banks of the Ross Barnett Reservoir on the Madison County side just off the Natchez Trace.