John, I like the the hatch image... It has a really nice feel to it. For your first image, our tripods got quite intimate, if you know what I mean...
As far as the entrance fee goes you are very welcome! By the way, thanks for letting me use your crappy V750 scanner that can't scan worth shite ... and don't get me started on your 150XL and 110XL!!
I definately want to check out those tree stumps in Stave Lake... but preferebly on a weekday when it's redneck free. You wouldn't happen to have a dingy, would you?