Rocky Wednesday by grizzlysghost

Rocky Wednesday

Just another *yawn* day at the lake... ;-) (BEST viewed LARGE!)

Beautiful day today; very cold but clear!

This may have contributed to my falling in (read further for details): http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/the-projects/2013-04-16

Little story:
This shot was taken toward the end of my photo time (I had to get back home and feed the dogs, etc.), and by this time I was feeling pretty confident stepping from rock to rock over the water (even though some were slippery from moss and other's were slippery from ice). I traversed several stepping stones to get to this one; far enough out in the water so I could get less shoreline in the shot. As I turned to return to shore, I stepped on a wet stone and down I went. This SUPER clear water is VERY deceptive, as my crotch quickly discovered! The water right here at my feet is about 3 feet deep! I managed to keep my feet, but now my entire lower half was underwater and... shriveling... ! Of course, my 5DMKII took a little, very quick dunk; but having put this workhorse through hell already I knew it could take it. I got to shore, shook it out, and continued to shoot, only now in wet pants, socks, and shoes!

Yep... just another day at the lake! :)

PP 17 April 2013:
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/ScreenShot2013-04-17at91622PM_zps04feeadb.png

Top 20, #12, Week 150, 26 April 2012
WoW... really pretty!!! Love the place!!!
April 17th, 2013  
OK really?! That is just absoutely exquisite! LOL at the story, but hope the camera is OK!
April 17th, 2013  
I would say all the pain and suffering were worth it though because this is a great shot. I am also glad to know that I am not the only one that has issues when out shooting. A Fav for me.
April 17th, 2013  
Ria
I am from Montana and you have captured the beauty as always:) Yes that is icy cold water....funny:)
April 17th, 2013  
that is gorgeous
April 17th, 2013  
Beautiful reflections.
April 17th, 2013  
Oh my word Aaron.....Out of this world! FAV : )
April 17th, 2013  
nice...
April 17th, 2013  
Glad you and your camera are okay. This shot was well worth a little dunk. Fav.
April 17th, 2013  
Ahhh wow this is stunning!! I love the blue. The blue! And those icy mountains cutting through it :)

God the number of times I've been on a photo 'walk' (more like a photo swim) and had to leave my socks and shoes and pants out to dry...
April 17th, 2013  
Wonderful reflection. I wish i had views like that today to look at.
April 17th, 2013  
Stunning! Fav.
April 17th, 2013  
Amazing shot - everything, composition, focus details, colors. Glad that you're 'ok'. That is deceptive how deep the water is, I wouldn't have guessed 3 feet. fav.
April 17th, 2013  
What an amazing composition!
April 17th, 2013  
Stunning image. Well done.
April 17th, 2013  
Mac
I'll never get tired of your landscape. Did you put your camera I. A bag of rice when you arrived home? I dumped 16 oz of coffee on my poor old shooter Monday.
April 17th, 2013  
@riverlandphotos Yep, it's in rice right now... again LOL I'm sure it'll be just fine!
April 17th, 2013  
You live in such a beautiful area and your photos are spectacular. This one is just beautiful!! Glad the camera is okay.
April 17th, 2013  
I wish my days were like this (minus the wet crotch part!), beautiful shot...cant believe how clear that water is. Fav
April 17th, 2013  
good story
i thought i saw this exact photo on my facebook feed last week or earlier this week. are you my fb friend ?
April 17th, 2013  
@glendq Haha, I am pretty sure we aren't fb contacts; the shot you saw was probably from National Geographic... ;-)
April 17th, 2013  
Stunning. Love the reflections. Sometimes we suffer for our craft :) hope your camera is ok.
April 17th, 2013  
Great pic and funny story... Hope no lasting damage sone..
April 17th, 2013  
*done
April 17th, 2013  
Absolutely stunning!! FAV
April 17th, 2013  
Fav worthy. I'd fall in for that view!
April 17th, 2013  
Stunning shot. You just continue to get one great shot after another. Every time I see one of your great photos I want to get on a plane and go to Montana. Hope the camera is okay.
April 17th, 2013  
Worth getting soaked for. Awesome shot!
April 17th, 2013  
Stunning!
April 17th, 2013  
This is really great!
April 18th, 2013  
Meg
beautiful scenery and the reflection is stunning! So clear and pretty!
April 18th, 2013  
Stunning shot!
April 18th, 2013  
It's so clear! Love the story!
April 18th, 2013  
Beautiful! FAV! That water is crystal clear. Too bad you fell in.
April 18th, 2013  
Great story excellent image!
April 18th, 2013  
Love the story and the shot! It is deceptive...looks like just a few inches of water.
April 18th, 2013  
Excellent !!!
April 18th, 2013  
Simply stunning Aaron. Do you know how deep these lakes are? Just curious. I can only imagine how cold that water was when you hit it, and I'm sure your singing voice went up a few octaves LOL.
April 18th, 2013  
Stunning shot. Love the reflections and the strong bottom texture.
April 18th, 2013  
Brilliant!
April 18th, 2013  
Wowsa! Talk about a view and a half! Great colours! ;-)
April 18th, 2013  
Just beautiful....love the reflections! Fav!
April 18th, 2013  
Fav
April 18th, 2013  
Hahaha just reading that description made me feel all damp and cold and uncomfortable! Glad the camera is okay - shot was worth it I think (although that's easy to say when I'm not the one with the wet crotch!) :-)
April 18th, 2013  
WOW
April 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous capture.
April 18th, 2013  
HUGE thanks to every one of you for your comments and faves, we made the Pop Page!
April 18th, 2013  
Beautiful!
April 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous reflections and rocks. I can't imagine how cold that had to have felt. A Fav.
April 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous shot. Lucky you.
April 18th, 2013  
Doesn't look that deep. Wow what clear water. Sorry you fell in. FAV
April 18th, 2013  
xxxxx love it
April 18th, 2013  
Oh my! This is too beautiful! A fav!
April 18th, 2013  
Well it was definitely worth getting wet for! Fav!
April 18th, 2013  
Congrats on PP! :)
April 18th, 2013  
Wow wonderful shot and congrats on PP! Sorry but did laugh at your story cos I manage to do this in a puddle let alone deep water!!! :-))
April 18th, 2013  
Another cracker and worth the wet crotch! It was the camera you put in rice and not da crotch?
April 18th, 2013  
Superb shot again. Wow, takes your breath away. fav
April 18th, 2013  
Wonderful capture,lovely mirror- like reflections!! Fav!! The things we do for art,we must be crazy!!
April 18th, 2013  
Wonderful pov and great compostion. Love the lead in from the rocks at the bottom
April 18th, 2013  
Lovely landscape done in portrait! Those reflections are stunning. The water is so clear that I can see why you wou would think that it wasn't deep. I did that off a boat in greece once coming in to shore. Thought I would walk in and tie it up and stepped into about 12ft of water with the rope. Had to swim in, but at least it was warm. :) Glad your camera is OK though. Gives me condfidence that I have some margin before I destroy mine.
April 18th, 2013  
Your "war stories" about your 5DMKII give me much confidence when I take mine through its paces. So thank you for that Aaron. Yeah I thought that water was inches deep its so clear and beautiful. I see this is your "go-to" spot for fab shots. I got mine here in the City too. No matter how many times you shoot from this locale its a beauty every time! Fav!
April 18th, 2013  
@michaelelliott Thanks Michael! It really is my top go-to spot at the moment, but only because the roads are closed further into the park. I might try to cycle in further today; some of the roads are clear of snow but still closed to vehicles.
April 18th, 2013  
FAV just beautiful once more, love the point of view, what amazing clear water. Hope you have recovered from your escapade!
April 18th, 2013  
Beautiful and clear. Hey, I think Jake has a GoPro you can borrow.
April 18th, 2013  
Shriveled berries... *snicker*

Great, crisp shot in any case. :D
April 18th, 2013  
Great shot. Love the cold clearness of this...lol
April 18th, 2013  
Stunning, FAV just stunning!!
April 18th, 2013  
This is best viewed massive: http://static.365project.org/1/4070996_anqsxy1578_l.jpg

What a brilliant shot, do you have a bigger version?
April 18th, 2013  
wonderful view as always! :)
April 18th, 2013  
@bulldog Haha, thanks Bulldog!
April 18th, 2013  
stunning.
April 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous!!! Well worth the, er, sacrifice. Fav, fav, fav!!!
April 19th, 2013  
A fav for me too. It's so beautiful that it was totally worth the wet crotch...you know, for me! ;-)
April 19th, 2013  
Not big Wednesday
April 19th, 2013  
Great pic. Glad the 5d2 is OK :)
April 19th, 2013  
Simply beautiful! Amazing shot =)
April 19th, 2013  
Beautiful! Must be great to live there :)
April 19th, 2013  
Phenomenal shot Aaron! Pulls me right into the image.
April 19th, 2013  
Well, this is just stunning, on my homepage as I signed in. Truly spectacular
April 19th, 2013  
Wonderful piece of art! Fav!
April 19th, 2013  
Wow, just wow!
April 19th, 2013  
Awesome capture and a great story albeit wet and cold.....a fav....
April 19th, 2013  
Great story and beautiful shot!
April 19th, 2013  
Stunning!
April 19th, 2013  
amazing POV and composition! superb!
April 20th, 2013  
Just glorious.
April 20th, 2013  
Beautiful shot! But I think you mean "just another day IN the lake".
April 22nd, 2013  
Fantastic shot, I am excited to see more of your work!
April 24th, 2013  
Congrats on Top Twenty with this stunning shot :)
April 26th, 2013  
Congrats on the T20 and FAV. Fabulous.
April 26th, 2013  
Congrats on TT! :)
April 26th, 2013  
Congrats on making the top 20!!
April 26th, 2013  
Amazing! Love it, FAV
April 26th, 2013  
Amazeballs. Great story too!
April 26th, 2013  
Congrats on TT
April 27th, 2013  
Congrats Aaron. Great shot. Beautiful.
May 3rd, 2013  
Aaron, I must say the shot was definitely worth the dunk in the frigid water. It's spectacular! I wasn't as lucky recently when I slipped while taking a sunset photo on a mountain in Park City. I was mesmerized by the view and the gravel was like marbles on ice! Broke my ankle and messed up my knee but did not dampen my love for photography one bit! Am learning a lot from you pros!!!
August 20th, 2013  
@jannyography Ouch! The greatest thing about 365, we all learn so much from each other! :)
August 20th, 2013  
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