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June 6

Mountain Lion, Viejas Indian Reservation, circa 1877

The practice of recounting personal interest stories with images posted on PBase seems to be becoming more popular. I shall join in today.
Due to the constant use of a pedometer I know that I walk on average at least five miles a day, often more, yesterday for example I walked over eight miles.
To walk so much, one needs not only comfortable shoes, but also comfortable socks. Having purchased some exceedingly comfortable socks two weeks ago, I decided to return to the point of purchase today.
This was the Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Store at the Viejas Outlet Mall, located on the Viejas Indian Reservation in picturesque Alpine, California, east of San Diego at an elevation of 2,300ft.
The Mall is landscaped and decorated to look “natural”, or at least as natural as a mall can possibly look. This includes a wide variety of succulent plants, waterfalls, adobe architecture and many sculptures.
One of these sculptures is a metal Mountain Lion resting on top of a sculpted tree which I think is made of concrete, because it is very hard, very tall and very thick.
With my new socks in the bag, so to speak, I stopped briefly to take my photo of the day, deciding after downloading it that it needed some aging to make it look, if not more credible, at least old.
So there you have it! That’s how you get an aged photo of a Mountain Lion when going sock shopping!

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6g IF-ED AF-S DX VR
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Buz Kiefer10-Jun-2016 19:28
Very nice treatment and a good story, Walter. Vote.
Julie Oldfield08-Jun-2016 16:14
I thought it was really until I read the caption. Fantastic POV and treatment. V
Alexander Kazakov08-Jun-2016 09:15
Excellent shot! V
Frank Brault08-Jun-2016 01:50
A fabulous presentation and enjoyable story. V
Jean D08-Jun-2016 00:45
Well done Walter. Thanks for the captioned story. ~V
Photo.Keely07-Jun-2016 22:05
Interesting image and story! Well done! V.
Jim Coffman07-Jun-2016 12:38
Great image and thanks for the story..
Marcia Colelli07-Jun-2016 12:10
Great story and nice treatment to make it look vintage. V
Yvonne07-Jun-2016 10:54
It works quite well and after reading your sock story I see
what you are aming for. :) v
pkocinski07-Jun-2016 10:35
That's a story that's hard to top :-)
Neil Marcus07-Jun-2016 10:29
Serendipity worked in your favor. I like your processing. "v"
joseantonio07-Jun-2016 09:16
wow, what an amazing presentation.V
Tom LeRoy07-Jun-2016 09:09
Now, that's an amazing series of events for the day, Walter! Awesome work on this, it look so real. V
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