Daily Image - Oct 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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18 Oct 11. Just short (walking distance) of the turn off to the Baker Lake Lodge run by Puget Sound Energy there sits what appears to be a former Ranger Station although I'm only guessing at its prior function based on the design of the small building. In front of it, parallel to the highway, is an aging split rail fence that is now covered with lots of colorful mosses, and along side of it sits a stone wheel on its own pedestal. Although of moderate interest from a distance, the stone wheel becomes more so the closer you get to it. If you take the time to get down on the ground very close to it, you realize that it is carpeted with various forms of small life, some of it readily recognizable, and some of it not. Or at least not to my untrained eye. I found it enticing enough at the time to take a couple of shots but after initially getting one into the computer decided that perhaps it wasn't as interesting as I had initially imagined, until I did a bit of enhancement to it. Then it suddenly began looking quite different. Each little additional "improvement" I made to the image reminded more and more of why I took the image in the first place, and while I still don't know anymore about it than I did when I pressed the shutter release, I now find the resultant image to be something that holds my eye and piques my curiosity. Some of you with a bent towards botany may be able to enlighten me. ISO 320; 1/25 sec hand held @ f /10.

18 Oct 11. Just short (walking distance) of the turn off to the Baker Lake Lodge run by Puget Sound Energy there sits what appears to be a former Ranger Station although I'm only guessing at its prior function based on the design of the small building. In front of it, parallel to the highway, is an aging split rail fence that is now covered with lots of colorful mosses, and along side of it sits a stone wheel on its own pedestal. Although of moderate interest from a distance, the stone wheel becomes more so the closer you get to it. If you take the time to get down on the ground very close to it, you realize that it is carpeted with various forms of small life, some of it readily recognizable, and some of it not. Or at least not to my untrained eye. I found it enticing enough at the time to take a couple of shots but after initially getting one into the computer decided that perhaps it wasn't as interesting as I had initially imagined, until I did a bit of enhancement to it. Then it suddenly began looking quite different. Each little additional "improvement" I made to the image reminded more and more of why I took the image in the first place, and while I still don't know anymore about it than I did when I pressed the shutter release, I now find the resultant image to be something that holds my eye and piques my curiosity. Some of you with a bent towards botany may be able to enlighten me. ISO 320; 1/25 sec hand held @ f /10.

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