Use your imagination

First and foremost, happy Valentine’s Day to all of my fellow bloggers out there.  I hope your day is filled with love and happiness!!  Now on to my post for the day…….

Nature is an awesome thing, and I am constantly amazed by the beauty of its patterns and designs.  One of the things I enjoy the most about nature is the fuel it provides for my imagination.  I can hear you all now – what the heck is she talking about?

Well, when my kids were little we used to play the cloud game.  On warm summer days, we would lay out on the lawn, look up at the clouds and see what our imagination could find in the formations.  Sometimes we would see lions or dragons, while other times we would see a giant icecream sundae.  Whatever the case, the cloud game was never the same twice, and it provided hours of entertainment because of our imaginations.

I’m sure if you think carefully, you can remember a time when you have looked at a tree and seen a face or looked up at a rock formation and pictured an animal of some kind.  In my photo today, it was a combination of rocks and trees that tickled my imagination.  I took this picture on one of our waterfall tours/hikes during the summertime, and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to capture it with my camera.  To me, it is obviously a rhinoceros – you can distinctly see the eyes, the jaw, the shape of the skull, and an incredibly long horn. However, sometimes when I look at this photo, for some reason it reminds me of transformers, the alien robots from the movies who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery.

This photo is right out of the camera.  I’m sure there’s some editing I could have done, but I love the bright background and the dark foreground.  To me it adds to the atmosphere of the scene.  What do you see when you look at this photo?


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18 Responses to Use your imagination

  1. Going outside is the best gift anyone can give. (Discoveries and faces everywhere)

  2. Dor says:

    Yes, I definitely see the rhino! But, it is an astounding picture anyway “as is.” Amazing shot. Thanks for sharing.

  3. TBM says:

    I can see the rhino…it also looks like an elephant raising its trunk to me. I like this game!

  4. Northern Narratives says:

    Yes, it looks like an elephant and a rhino. Great post. Happy Valentines Day 🙂

  5. I also see the Rhino…. but the first thing I saw was a Triceratops!!!! (my brother was into dinosaurs when he was little… somehow this stuck!!!) 😀 **

  6. David Hall says:

    I saw rhino immediately.

  7. krikitarts says:

    For me it’s a turtle, balancing a curved pole on the tip of its nose. Great shot–what fun!

  8. AJBopp says:

    That is a tremendous image!

  9. megtraveling says:

    I still look at the clouds and try to see what they look like! I guess some things you never outgrow… 🙂

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