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The Eden of that Dim Lake



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A photo I took several years ago in Poland. This is "Morskie Oko", the largest and fourth deepest lake of the Tatra Mountains in Poland. It is situated in the Rybi Potok Valley, at the base of the Mięguszowiecki Summits, and deep within the Tatra National Park. A beautiful place I visited some time ago. This image was originally posted under my other name: “Hubert Lebizay” aka "Hubzay".

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The Lake

A poem by Edgar Allan Poe

In spring of youth it was my lot
To haunt of the wide world a spot
The which I could not love the less-
So lovely was the loneliness
Of a wild lake, with black rock bound,
And the tall pines that towered around.

But when the Night had thrown her pall
Upon that spot, as upon all,
And the mystic wind went by
Murmuring in melody-
Then- ah then I would awake
To the terror of the lone lake.

Yet that terror was not fright,
But a tremulous delight-
A feeling not the jewelled mine
Could teach or bribe me to define-
Nor Love- although the Love were thine.

Death was in that poisonous wave,
And in its gulf a fitting grave
For him who thence could solace bring
To his lone imagining-
Whose solitary soul could make
An Eden of that dim lake.


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trevipota's avatar
The picture looks astonishing but... the shadow on the left side of the lake doesn't look like one that the sun in that position in the sky could cast.
Same consideration can be applied to the shadows at the peaks and the "light/chromatic gap" between the edges of the mountains and the sky.

Is this picture coming out of some sort of processing?

The final result looks great nonetheless.