Playing with layers of depth, density and texture, my thoughts keep returning to the Mariana Trench, that rift in the seabed – 10,996 meters down. It lies in the Western Pacific, east of the Philippines. This abstract image reminds me of a time at sea when sailing across the vast Pacific where distances to horizons stretch over vast plains of indigo blue. The inky depths had an allure like no other, and the waves broke ice-white in pristine opalescence. Oh! Sometimes I yearn to be on that ocean in it’s sea-blue colours, feeling it’s textures and windsong moods.
Ben’s challenge this week ….. “share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.”
The road wound through a forest of spruce, birch and larch trees.
Birch trees felled across a river.
It looked like a lumber-jack site.
Wood shavings littered the forest ground.
A beavers’ lodge
A beaver is a small innocuous looking aquatic creature.
Travelling through Sweden last summer, a back road through a forest took us through an unexpected landscape. It looked as though a storm had cast it’s devastation striking down trees which lay hapzardly across a water course. On closer inspection it turned out to be a piece of skillful engineering accomplished by a rather innocuous looking creature. It was my first encounter with the extraordinary feats of a beaver family’s industrious accomplishments.
Their ability to physically alter habitats by cutting down trees, building dams, digging canals and building lodges has resulted in their recognition as ecosystem engineers. The resulting change to the environment is far reaching, benefitting and altering the distribution and abundance of many organisms.
WPC: “The Road Taken”.
This week’s photo challenge is to depict a shot “On the Move” ; I’ve uploaded the image through the WordPress app on iPad.