The image will be on the new cover of the novel The Dying Game by Asa Avdic - soon to be released in August 2017. The story is set in year 2037. The Soviet Union never fell, and much of Europe has been consolidated under the totalitarian Union of Friendship. On the tiny island of Isola, seven people have been selected to compete in a forty-eight-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position.
The photo was taken in 2010 with a Panasonic DMC LX3 Point and Shoot. The camera only had 10 mp. The worst part was I dropped it on a raging river. I let it dry for 3 days and re-used it on this landscape. Obviously, the camera still worked. Maybe the water that got inside the camera gave it special powers. Who knows?
The calm fish pond is owned by Rose's sister-in-law. For years, she was in a legal battle to claim its ownership. Finally, the court settled that she has rightful ownership. It was battle worth pursuing, I think.