The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Old Madrone

I thought this old Madrone tree had some pretty good texture going for it.

You may recall my playing with my camera testing some of the settings it had.  
At the time I wasn't much impressed with several of them including the "vivid" setting.  
But here vivid did seem to have its merits.  Maybe you must choose when to use it and when not to.


  1. Resembles a tree with a bulletproof vest but a beautiful one. And when to use the vivid setting is indeed a difficult one. The one with the most natural color would for me the important question.

  2. This is what they call redwood I suppose.

  3. Wow, what a difference! I love all the fun camera settings.

  4. This time I will go with the first as my choice. I love playing with my photos. I would love to see it in monochrome...would like to see how the texture shows up.

  5. You know that looks more like manzanita to me.


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