Sometimes the early spring brings up strange shapes. Being fortunate to live in a city that is divided by a major river, I can see things that are naturally unique. You can see what you want to see in this image. You can either see a mass of roots or two whitetail bucks in rut fighting for the right to mate. Or you could see a crown of thorns symbolizing the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Form follows function and function follows form at the same time.
Black and white images require the photographer to think in terms of tones and shapes rather than color. The water may be brown or reflective blue. It does not matter. The gnarled root structure makes the image.