21 Dec 16. Number 8 and counting down. Located about 15 minutes from the Bremerton Ferry is a 460-acre Rhododendron Preserve owned by the Mountaineers, a Seattle based outdoor club centered around mountaineering as you might guess from the name. One of their activities is a photo club in which I used to participate. At one point I was running for the position of President of the club until the incumbent determined who would be allowed to vote in the election and amazingly won. Shortly thereafter I decided I could spend my time better in a different club. The Mountaineers have activities throughout the state and among them is a theater production called the Kitsap Forest Theater which has annual productions in the outdoors nestled in the woods. Driving past that theater along the narrow road into the Preserve you come to a dead end where there is a trail leading through the woods taking you past some spectacular views. In one ravine is a salmon spawning stream and when the water conditions are correct, it is a great place to shoot the spawn. We took a photo club trip to do just that but went on a day following several days of torrential rain resulting in the water being way to high to photograph spawning fish. The water levels were much to the fishes liking, but were too deep to slow down the fish sufficiently to get any photos in a VERY dark environment. However, on the day of our visit the rains were absent, the sunlight great, and the photographic opportunities abundant. One such was this tiny house built into the hillside of the trail which on your way down the trail is basically invisible unless you know exactly where to look, but is in prominent view on the walk back up. Apparently this is a relatively new addition to the park or so I'm told by a member who considers himself to be generally in the know - and for all I know may well be. This little house reminded me of our daughter's favorite story book character, thus the title, mathematician house.
This is straight from the camera. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 250; 1 sec @ f /13 on a tripod.