Totems like these, also known as cairns, are often found at trail heads or on the shore to mark the departure point for a journey. This totem, found on the shores of Kachemak Bay, appealed to my sense of anachronism between nature and humans. Consisting entirely of natural materials, it was constructed by a human. The colors of the grey stone against the water-logged wood were what initially caught my eye. I hope this beauty bode well for the mariner who left it
This photo was featured in a gallery exhibit in 2015, appears in the book "Art of Intuitive Photography" (2016, Balboa Press), and is the featured "Opening Shots" photograph in the June 2017 issue of the Mensa Bulletin (pp 4-5).