I think all photographers, amateur or professional, have certain subject matter that they are constantly drawn to. For instance, I love to photograph old, run down buildings, sunsets, waterfalls and wildlife, just to name a few.
A more random concept that I am drawn to is when something doesn’t belong. That’s why I just had to have a shot of this stump. I was walking along a little river in a wildlife sanctuary where I expected to see an abundance of lily pads, frogs, and ducks, when all of a sudden out of nowhere appeared this stump with new growth sticking out the top. There were no other trees nearby, and it just seemed so out of place, and in my mind that became a perfect photo op.