“To understand a tree, stand under a tree.”
– Aphorism coined by Ned Buratovich, circa 2010
Then, this visual created to illustrate it:
A fifty foot tall liquid amber tree stands off in the distance, bottom half shaded, top half in bright sunlight. In the foreground, a man leans into the frame, his hand at his chin, as if pondering. Back in the distance, the same man is seen standing underneath the tree, next to its trunk.
The image above refactored to a 4×6 format for photo reprints: