Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/1000, f/3.5, ISO 200, focal length 5.8mm; AUTO setting; Slight color boost in Picasa3.9
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I actually got chills when I saw this abstract image in the old and decaying wood side of a boat in Cedar Key, Florida, USA. A perfect example of what I call the “alternative universe,” these faux cliffside dwellings are reminiscent of the real thing in the Southwest USA, such as the Anastasi Indian Cliff Dwellings. I’ve seen them only in pictures.

Top Ten Winner in the “Textures & Patterns in Nature” challenge in Withered, June 9, 2013
FEATURED in Time Worn, Jan. 4, 2013

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    Please see Description page.

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 2 years ago

    Amazing capture, Dot…great eye to see this! The textures are wonderful!

  • Thank you, Lynn! I didn’t do anything to this besides a slight color boost. I loved the textures in that old wood, too!

    – AuntDot

  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful texturing and lighting. where is this?

  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkabout 2 years ago

    I just checked out your description page, so I know where this is. One of these days we will get to Cedar Key.

  • That old boat is a treasure trove for abstract closeups! Amazing what you can see. Thanks much, Margaret, and have a very Happy New Year!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful find and capture Dot.

  • Thanks very much, my friend! Happy New Year!

    – AuntDot

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful Dot.. You really have the talented eye for spotting these.. Texture and light are perfect.
    Very nice.

  • Thanks so much, Carol. Hope you are feeling well. Have a Happy Healthy New Year!

    – AuntDot

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 2 years ago

    nice eye Dot. very nice

  • Thanks very much, Dave!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 2 years ago

    When I first saw this, i thought it really was some kind of Indian dwellings. Wow – what a terrific find and a superb capture!!

  • Thanks so much, Monnie. I’m glad you said that…I was blown away when I saw the cliffside homes in that old wood! Eerie, isn’t it!!

    – AuntDot

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 2 years ago

    A really excellent capture!!!! Bill

  • Thanks bunches, Bill!

    – AuntDot

  • MikeSquires
    MikeSquiresabout 2 years ago

    Lovely photo Dot. Wonderful textures and great colours.

  • Thank you, Mike! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

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