About carto

Retired software engineer who grew up in Montana, went to Montana State College in Bozeman, and moved to California to work at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Carto's Logbook is about photography, travel and adventure; Mt. Maurice Times is tall tales mostly biographical; Carto's Library is about books I've read and liked.

A Bayland Walk

One Day, before Covid, I was sitting on a bench in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve near the Duck Pond when I spotted a line of ants marching across the open space at my feet. I took a couple of shots with my iPhone. Later on the images were input to Adobe Illustrator; the results are shown below:

The iPhone image was imported into Ai as a background; a brush was made with a stock glyph of an ant, and text added to finish the project. No ants were harmed in this exercise.

Cheers, Carto