When I first got together with Pinky, we used to go on a lot of walks. She knew all kinds of great trails around the Baltimore area so we’d venture out on the weekend and have a walkabout. I always took my camera, because otherwise, there would be no reason to be out there besides the fresh air, nature and exercise.
In early December of 2006 we went up north of Baltimore to the NCR Trail. It was a long cinder-trail that followed a river/stream/miscellaneous waterway. We toddled along and I was taking various shots of the water and the surrounding path.
We had a nice walk… went along the trail for about 20 minutes, then turned and went back the way we came. When I got home, I immediately sat down to go through the pictures I’d taken. I always edit my pictures as soon as I can load them off the camera… I crop where necessary and always reduce the size to something that will fit on a computer screen. It was then I learned that you really have to look over your shots… you never know what’s going to turn up.
At one point I went to edit a shot I took of a rock bluff with a tree growing up out of it.
Basic shot of a small tree growing up out of the hillside.
Then something caught my attention… something hiding in the shadows…
Holy crap… that looks like a hooded skull, or some kind of long greasy-haired warlock. I never noticed anything like that when I was looking at the real thing… Creepy…
The very next picture was something I planned on naming “Pussy Rock.”
Do I really have to explain the title?
But then, something else caught my eye and I looked in closer…
Demon! Demon! Gaaaaaaaaah!
You tell me that doesn’t look like a demon peeking around the corner, holding some kind of stick or pitchfork… Must have gotten lost at Halloween and never made it back to the great beyond.
Luckily, I had other pictures that were harmless, by comparison. Like this one is very simply a big rock that looks like a mushroom.
And this one looks just like a stream with some rapids, and a mattress on the side.
Wait, what? Sigh…
Nothing mysterious about that… people are pigs.
But if you look real close, you can see a stain on the mattress in the shape of a duck.