Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pyramid Peak

Back to work tomorrow, it has been a restful week and I did spend lots of time out exploring the island and have a backlog of photos to get posted. I like this perspective of Pyramid Peak I got on a dog walk a few days ago; just as I was going to take this photo several fist sized rocks came crashing down from the cliff to the left, landing in the water and shattering the perfect mirror. When I glanced up in surprise, I saw a raven looking down on me, a trickster as always. I got the last laugh though - and the shot - when the puddle eventually flattened out again.

My lessons learned for the day were to always be open to seeing something familiar in new ways, and to laugh at life's rough spots and look ahead to the calm that will eventually return . . .

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Great shot, Steve! I love your eye for framing a pic "just so" to get the most dramatic effect from it. Guess it won't be too long until that puddle will be frozen, huh? Wound it be worthwhile to gather a few more containers of blueberries? It would be a little bit of heaven to have them now and again through the winter when everything looks and feels dreary.

Laura said...

Gorgeous shot! That is one I've been trying to get at Reflection Lake up on Mt. Rainier for a couple of trips now - but haven't gotten the timing right. Really beautiful where you are.

Laura

Lori said...

Breathtaking pic! Would love to have this one on my office wall. Desktop would just not do this one justice!

Carlisleboy said...

Hey, save some of the good weather for me when I get in On Wednesday!!!
As I said before I arrive at 5pm that day.
Warn the Island.
Oh, And I got more Oranges from my Neighbor and grapefruit bigger than softballs for you two in addition to Chico's treat!!!
See you soon
Brian

Kym said...

Steve, this is definitely going on the calender! Beautiful! Kym

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Hope you got the A300 review. With your eye for framing, I think you'd VERY much enjoy it!

BZ

Alaska Steve said...

Thanks everybody! As for more blueberries Kathy, I contented myself with just eating them as I was hiking as we have a LOT of berries in the freezer.

Kym, I do like this shot but it doesn't lend itself to the calendar because of the "portrait" orientation. I have some I took the other way and I don't like the framing as well . . . .

Lori said...

Grapefruit? You want grapefruit? I have a tree loaded in my backyard and would love to send you some. I just wonder what king of restrictions there are on shipping fruit. I'll have to find out..........Ruby Reds for x-mas. I'll see what I can do for you and Goldfish!