Greetings from Peavine cabin. That’s me on the porch waving to you. The camera is on a ten second self timer. I produced this picture in one take, but nearly broke my ankle running from the tripod to the camera. Actually, I didn’t hurt my ankle in any way. I just had to run really fast through a dry creekbed, which presented the possibility of ankle injury. Which is all a convoluted way to say, hey, look at this cool picture of me on the porch at a cabin. Dig?
Here’s another view of the cabin with the alpine glow illuminating the ridgeline. Whimsical, isn’t it? This cabin is one of two free public use cabins maintained by the Park Service at the Peavine area. In late August I spent a few nights by myself out at the cabin.
In case there’s any ambiguity, this is a picture of trees. These are trees featured on a blog that’s grudgingly created by some guy out in Alaska for the purpose of sharing pictures of trees and mountains with his friends and family. So, enjoy the trees for a moment.
The lighting at dusk in this picture is symbolic of the ending of the blog post. The swirling ethereal clouds suggest the impermanence of natural beauty and, by extension, the importance of documentation through photography and blogging. The dynamic play between light and shadow also speaks of the inherent nonsense that comes with providing captions for pictures online, especially on a blog created by someone in Alaska who takes a lot of pictures. This picture is actually of the mountaintops up river from the Peavine area. I took about a hundred similar shots while waiting for the plane to pick me up. Conclusion: Good times!