What Lies Beneath  by grizzlysghost

What Lies Beneath

What lies beneath
These shards of glass?
So cold and hard
As a witches ass.
These colored stones
Of every hue,
Lay peacefully
Under skies of blue.
I scrambled down
For a closer glance,
My camera in hand,
I took a chance.
I snapped the shot
And heard a sound;
Ice was cracking
All around!
I scrambled left,
I scrambled right;
I ran to shore
With speed of light!
One second gone,
One final lunge!
I'll be damned
If I take the plunge!
As I glanced back,
Five feet away.
A lonely lens cap
Had gone astray!
It teetered there,
Close to the edge.
Like a little lemming
On a ledge.
I gasped and sputtered,
Oh what to do!
“I WILL NOT LEAVE HERE
WITHOUT YOU!”

... so I walked back and picked it up. The water was like four inches deep and stuff.

*I do realize this shot is a lot like the last shot... but I like this one so... ya. It's done, permanent like. Live with it ;-)

PP 17 December 2013
T20, #10, Week 184, 21 December 2013
So beautiful.
Those rocks are amazing colours.
Glad you got that lens cap
.....and #idon'tplaywellwithotherseither
December 18th, 2013  
...and Fav. I like this shot better than the last.
December 18th, 2013  
@corymbia Me too, much. Such is life when you're going through dozens of shots and posting before you're finished with the review. No regrets though... YOLO!!!
December 18th, 2013  
Stunning capture! Fav
December 18th, 2013  
This shot is just incredible!!! I am in awe and wonder of the beauty you captured! Great poem too. A definite fav!!
December 18th, 2013  
them some purdy rocks ya got thar
December 18th, 2013  
This is stunning, Aaron. The clarity and colors are wonderful. Great comp, too. FAV
December 18th, 2013  
Stunning capture! Love the colours of all the rocks, the reflection, the mountains...
December 18th, 2013  
Wow, amazing shot. A fav for me!
December 18th, 2013  
The view!! The composition!! Everything! :D
December 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous image! Fav!
December 18th, 2013  
amazing
December 18th, 2013  
Love this! Doesn't seem that long since you were posting shots of the snow disappearing
December 18th, 2013  
Amazing picture and great poem. :)
December 18th, 2013  
Beautiful - love this one - great words too! : ) fav
December 18th, 2013  
instant fav! Exquisite shot
December 18th, 2013  
Beautifully done
December 18th, 2013  
Awesome shot
December 18th, 2013  
Amazing and beautiful shot!
December 18th, 2013  
fantastic
December 18th, 2013  
It's just another example of the natural beauty that surrounds us
December 18th, 2013  
This is beautiful. I'm not fortunate to see these kinds of views where I am so I love these kind of landscapes. Great composition. The clarity is nice. Like your lil poem too!
December 18th, 2013  
I like the choice of focus point. Nice combination of ice and rock.
December 18th, 2013  
Lovely shot and the words tell the story.very Nicely done.
December 18th, 2013  
beautiful perspective! another fav!
December 18th, 2013  
Fav - amazing
December 18th, 2013  
Dang Aaron, you so rock that glacier. Fav!!!
December 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous!
December 18th, 2013  
Love the reflections and the incredibly clear water
December 18th, 2013  
Beautiful photograph. Great pov.
December 18th, 2013  
@amandal ha ha "rock"... you so funny. Fav for me too!
December 18th, 2013  
@m9f9l I saw that afterwards. I can't stop the witty even when I don't try;-).
December 18th, 2013  
Truly amazing! Fav!
December 18th, 2013  
Wow, beautiful!
December 18th, 2013  
Amazing, Fav.
December 18th, 2013  
Wow, instant fav. This is just awesome.
December 18th, 2013  
Jo
Holy cow, that's pretty amazing, liked the blurb too!
December 18th, 2013  
Fabulous capture,great perspective!! FAV!!
December 18th, 2013  
This is what you call a breathtaking landscape!
December 18th, 2013  
this is stunning, love this one fav
December 18th, 2013  
Fav! That is simply amazingly beautiful!
December 18th, 2013  
So strong and sharp. Love it. Fav!
December 18th, 2013  
Impressive and lurve the poem.
December 18th, 2013  
and what's with the tag?
December 18th, 2013  
@bobfoto Spontaneous "constructive" critique is not received very well in my camp. It's usually met with passive-agressive tags on unrelated photos, sometimes with a smiley... :)
December 18th, 2013  
Just had to revisit this, I am totally fascinated by it. Do you mind if I ask where you set the focus point?
December 18th, 2013  
Amazing shot!
December 18th, 2013  
@happysnap Thanks Linda! I believe I set the focus on the rocks just before the water gets really reflective, toward lower middle of the frame. On this lens (Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L), a focal point beyond 6 feet (at f/22) will ensure everything between 1/2 foot and infinity is in focus (approximately).
December 18th, 2013  
Amazing clarity and contrasting colours and tones, captivating - fav
December 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous shot. I like the POV better for this shot. A fav.
December 19th, 2013  
excellent mate...
December 19th, 2013  
Very nice!
December 19th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost - might have to go dig around... lets check the coffee shot first?
December 19th, 2013  
Hell, that's awesome. Fav.
December 19th, 2013  
THIS IS AMAZING! Sitting up in bed lookinng at your photos and my husband is beginning to get annoyed as I keep interrupting his Suduko to show him another picture! Hah!
December 19th, 2013  
and I Faved it.
December 19th, 2013  
@julieco Haha, thanks! :)
December 19th, 2013  
You may like to play with film, but nothing beats a great full frame digital camera with great glass. A stunning technically brilliant photograph showing off both. And I presume some final editing... Fav.
December 19th, 2013  
Another really beautiful shot... I thought i had already commented on yesterdays but I just remembered it was on facebook! Both awesome in their own right but for me I prefer this one as the vibrancy of the colours just works for me. Both are fav's though
December 19th, 2013  
instant fav........amazing shot!
December 19th, 2013  
Fav! Magnificent shot!
December 19th, 2013  
Fantastic shot.
December 19th, 2013  
Amazing! Fav!
December 19th, 2013  
Stunning picture.
December 20th, 2013  
Fav. Absolutely awesome photo. Just stunning
December 20th, 2013  
I agree with everyone! Stunning, amazing, fantastic, magnificent!
December 20th, 2013  
wowzers. fav
December 22nd, 2013  
stunning. fav.
December 22nd, 2013  
Splendid! Congrats on TT!
December 22nd, 2013  
Congrats on TT Aaron -- this was such an amazing shot.
December 22nd, 2013  
Jo
Congrats to you to and a very Happy Christmas.
December 22nd, 2013  
Love the shot - when I have time I'll read the poem. (!!)
December 22nd, 2013  
Congrats on TT, fav
December 22nd, 2013  
Many congrats on TT Aaron! Beautiful image! : )
December 22nd, 2013  
Congrats on TT Aaron. So glad to see this there. A fantastic shot!
December 22nd, 2013  
Caz
Congrats on TT, fantastic shot, well deserved :)
December 22nd, 2013  
Wow... Aaron, sweet shot man doesn't get better than this. Well done!
December 23rd, 2013  
Congrats on the TT, Aaron! Just love this shot!
December 23rd, 2013  
Man...how do you do it? Amazing shot. Congrats on the TT. Fav
December 23rd, 2013  
I don't think I got a chance to comment on this, but I loved it the minute I saw it!! The vertical picture was definitely far superior to the other version. Such a gorgeous picture.....the clarity of the water, the sparkle, the leading lines, the snow and the mountains beyond....a FAV!
December 23rd, 2013  
Fav ! Sheer beauty! Congrats on the TT!
December 23rd, 2013  
Love the poem too.
December 24th, 2013  
Love GNP. We try to go every year. Awesome picture.
December 28th, 2013  
soooooo worth it :-) nice writing too
December 29th, 2013  
Beautiful. Fav
February 2nd, 2014  
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