Hydrologic Bench-Mark Stream Flow Station

Hydrologic Bench-Mark Stream Flow Station


I’ve never really been a huge game person, unlike my son has always loved video games. However, when he was young during the nineties, we both got hooked on a new game at the time called MYST. The game was designed by two brothers Robyn and Rand Miller.

The game placed the role of the person playing, as a stranger who uses a special book to travel through the different ages of the island of Myst. The artwork in the game was very unique and surreal. When I saw this picture it reminded me of the type of building that a player might find on the island of Myst.

Actually, it is the located on the Cataloochee Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The total area that is drained by the creek above this point lies within the park. This makes it possible to assess the natural hydrologic changes and trends without any significant influences of man.



  1. Len Saltiel April 13, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I remember playing that game Phillip and the image does indeed remind me of it. Well composed and processed.

    • Phillip April 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

      That was a great game! The graphics were so amazing and realistic for the times. Thanks Len, I appreciate the comment.

  2. Eden April 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Cool processing, Phillip!

  3. Edith Levy April 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    That’s a very cool find Phillip. You did a great job on the processing.

  4. LensScaper April 15, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    Imaginative processing, Phillip.

  5. Andrew Graeme Gould April 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    What an unusual image, Phillip. It does look quite other worldly…

  6. Adam Allegro April 16, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    This is so trippy and cool. Stairs and doorway to nowhere. Beautifully captured!

    • Phillip April 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      Thanks for the great comment Adam!

  7. Jimi Jones April 16, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Great find, Phillip. I really like this image.

    I remember the game MYST, although I did not play it. I was probably playing DOOM back then. 😉

    • Phillip April 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      Thanks Jimi! I never played Doom although my son did.

  8. Otto von Münchow April 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    The photo does feel like taken out of a surreal world, thanks to the processing. It’s become an interesting image. The building is almost like a door into the unknown behind the actual scenery we see in the picture. It could have been a still photo for a movie by Terry Gilliam.

    • Phillip April 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Thank you Otto, I appreciate it!

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