Yesterday while hiking with guests from All-Star Telescope I came across one of those scenes in Cave Creek Canyon which was accompanied, mentally, by a title and description. I grabbed some images and then moved on. It was only when I got home and reviewed the images that I was able to comprehend the complete picture and understood the scene I had captured. We had been discussing the floods in the canyon as a result of hurricane Odile from several years back and this discussion must have been percolating around, bouncing between neurons, when I saw this old log sitting out in the forest. The shot below entitle "The Perfect Wave" is the result of a found object (the old log) and discussions about flooding mixing around in my head. Note the curl of the wave as well as the splash (the green stems) in the foreground and compare with the ocean images below it. It us strange how the mind works and even stranger how we respond.
|The search for the perfect wave.|
|Catching a wave from Wikipedia|
|A curl from PublicDomainPictures.net|
|A view the other direction.|
|Some interesting textured knobs (burls) on the old log.|