The Ground is Lava
At first glance, the subject of this photo appears to be a random assortment of logs; both cut and uncut. We begin to imagine a context, pay notice to the arrangement of objects, and see details. The visible paths, the adult and child, the fence, the radial pattern of the logs, and the odd cuts made to the logs suggest that there is further purpose to this area. All of these details help us to understand more about the image and hopefully what the photographer had intended to show to us. This image demonstrates how we use discrimination to first break down the image and then piece together those elements to create a possible meaning or interpretation of what we’re seeing.