The result of putting a wide angle lens where it (supposedly) isn't supposed to go.
Morningside Nature Preserve in Atlanta GA,.
Morningside Nature Preserve
Taken on the other half of Cascade Springs that I didn't explore until recently.
A candid--My attempt to capture an opportunity at Cascade Springs. I guess I'll work towards learning how to better capture a fleeting moment.
Also known as "I downloadeded Lightroom, played around with it, and wanted to name the result after a color harmony to make it seem artistic, but it ends up not fitting any harmonies." Taken at the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve in Atlanta.
Me remembering lessons from....what grade did I learn this in...? Probably sophomore year. Anyway, I was a boy, and simple machines intrigued me then and they do now. It is the fact that simple machines are just that- simple. And in their simplicity, they perform tremendous work, and in most other cases, multiplies human input. I always loved learning about this. I think the teacher I'm friends with on Facebook will slap me for that description, and I'm pretty sure I deserve it. Anyway, I've never seen a screw and nut this huge--it lends its science to holding up the suspension bridge at Morningside Nature Preserve in Atlanta.
Another at Cascade Springs
It takes it's toll on everyone, apparently. As many times as I've been to cascade, I never once took note of the scars (I don't know what to call them, so "scars" will have to do) on the stone until today. I thought it could be corrosion from the creek, because it becomes active after the slightest of rainfall. But as I walked, I found the same "scars" on the stones that aren't in the creek. I'm sure better man can tell me what they are, and there they came from, but I'm at a loss for now.
While visiting my favorite preserve today, I recalled one of my favorite Biology lessons: Symbiosis between organisms. Because I've been out of touch with biology for many yearsI don't know for certain... but I believe this to be "bracket fungi"--it's taken over a fallen tree that has been there for longer than I going to the preserve (I started going 4 months ago). According to a small amount of research I did, the fungi feeds on the nutrition on and in the tree, and using it for it's position. Even if the tree were alive, this particular type of fungi only benefits from wood's moisture, not the actual tree itself. I'm sure there is more to it, but biology isn't on my list of hobbies. In short, the tree benefits the fungi, and the fungi exists on it without harming or benefiting.tree. Such symbiotic relationships are known as commensalism. I thought it was interesting an interesting capture...seeing nature do its thing.
A hidden gem that I missed in Aubrey Mills Nature Preserve.
Aubrey Mills Nature Preserve
I fought the rain while standing in the middle of the creek to get this shot. I had to bail out because water began to soak into my LCD...but at least I managed to get this one.
I'm glad I chose now to take nature walks, while its still green. It just wouldn't feel the same bare.
The only reason why I finally got a decent shot of this was because someone who worked at the preserve left the gate open.
A failed experiment, but one I'm going to share anyway. Failed or not, I'm a little closer to "thinking outside the box." It's a fraction of a step in the right direction.
A picnic site found at Panther Creek Trail.
Taken at Sope Creek Trail.
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