Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | The Daily Post

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | The Daily Post. Layers. Layers can reveal, conceal, and make something more complex. They can vary in size, texture, color, or functionality. Each layer can have its own story, meaning, or purpose. They can overlap, blend, or be distinctly separate. A layer doesn’t have to be a part of a single object but can even be a slice of a multifaceted image or scene. In a new post specifically for this challenge, share a photo which means LAYERS to you!

I don’t know if anyone else uses the term but I use ‘Shrek’s Onion‘ frequently as an analogy for the necessary process in a lessons learned or continuous improvement system to peel away the layers of opinion, policy, agenda, fog of war, inadequate training, etc etc to reveal the core issue that needs to mitigated to address the original OIL (observation, issue, lesson). It’s been so long since I actually watched the original Shrek movie before it got all franchised up that I can not actually remember the context in which the onion appears in the movie, or even if it actually does or whether it is just something that I extrapolated from something in the movie…

I felt though that I could do something a bit more than an onion for this challenge and kept an eye out when I had to drive over to Whakapapa on Saturday to look into a possible part-time position at the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre at the base of the Mountain.

DSCF7361 It was an overcast day and my first thought was of a sequence depicting below, through and above the cloud layer…


I set off up the road from Whakapapa Village hoping that the cloud would be low enough for the desired effect…

DSCF7365 DSCF7366…unfortunately it was not to be and I probably would have climb (on foot) another thousand odd feet to get above the cloud…


…but I did not the significant layering that is a result of the numerous volcanic eruptions over the last couple of thousand years…DSCF7368 DSCF7370…and on the drive back…

DSCF7372…I was able to get a more micro look at this geographic layering in the big cutting just up the road…
DSCF7374 …not being a geologist, I’m assuming that the rockier layers align with some of the bigger eruptions…DSCF7373


…with more recent accumulation along the top layer…DSCF7376


…and looking back north down the hill towards the village…

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