Maui at night

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This photo was shot 13 years ago with a early design digital camera. I know it was taken on the island of Maui, Hawaii and I think, pretty sure, seem to remember it was a night shot. But, it’s digital and we live in the world of Photoshop. Maybe it was a sunset, or sunrise and I was goofing around some years ago in Photoshop. Guess I’ll have to check the RAW file but I kinda like it as a night image, full moon shining on the sea….

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Hidden treasure

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I was out exploring the woods today when I found a large upturned tree on the river bank, curiosity of a summer storm. Looking into the root ball I found a hole through the dirt, a lot like a cave. Digging around I found several oddities but deep in the hole near the far side was this buried bottle top.  The bottle is not broken but has been there for many years as before this tree fell, this bottle would have been a couple of feet below the ground. I half expected to find a note in the bottle written long  ago, lost to time and circumstance.

Message in a bottle

BottleSunday afternoon, near sunset, down by the water and I discover a half buried bottle. I can’t actually see inside it but my imagination runs wild as visions of a “message in a bottle” form in my brain pushing past any form of logic. My mental state quickly reverts, back to a young boy… calvin-hobbes-bug-diggers Simpler times when it was ok to let your imagination run freely, no responsibilities or worries to slow you down. Funny how a simple item can invoke such a strong response… On this day I choose not to dig up the bottle, leaving the source of my mental freedom for another day’s pleasure.