17 Oct 16. Shortly after sending out the image Thursday night the remnants of the typhoon arrived and we lost power until early Friday morning, then again in late Friday morning for perhaps 90 minutes, and then it was frequent minor interruptions until late this afternoon. All told we've received over 6 inches of rain with the forecast calling for another 6 days of rain without a break. A few more days like we've had and the fish will be swimming over the edge of the pond! I'm not kidding. With the power situation as it was, this is the first time I've had the computers on since Thursday evening. My plans to work up a "few" trip images over the weekend didn't materialize, so hopefully with the winds abated tomorrow will allow me to do so. Meanwhile we'll take a look at the other side of the pond from where I left you on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. Normally I don't find this side of the road as interesting as the side I shared last week, but this time the light was perfect, everything was in fall plumage, and the color combination simply stunning. In the park there are many areas that display dead trees like those you see in this shot, but those in the park are associated with thermal activity and I have never seen any indication of such in this location so I'm a bit puzzled as to what caused their demise. There is animal life in that pond area so it doesn't seem likely that minerals are the problem either. For now I'll just have to be curious. Running across the back edge of this flat area is a large power line but I've removed it as I don't think it contributes much to the image. Now all I need is a bull moose or elk with full rack to make it complete.
I've straightened this from what I shot, added a small of contrast, and did some dodging and burning to emphasize the certain section of the image. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/100 sec @ f / 7.1.