Hi willow1, msantos and basac,
Thanks much for your comments.:-)
Willow1, the photo was taken a state park which has a river that "runs thru it".I was walking on a trail above the river...and the "theme" (title) of the photo hit me...I jockeyed back and forth to try touse the branches to create a frame, a window into the scene.
Msantos, I agree with your assessment. It would be better without the branches.
I shutter at the photo possibilities to which all of us will be exposed in 2005!:-)