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Don't Pay the Ferryman


In the rolling mist then he gets on board
Now there'll be no turning back
Beware that hooded old man at the rudder
And then the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared
And people calling out his name
And dancing bones that jabbered and a-moaned
On the water

And then the ferryman said
"There is trouble ahead.
So you must pay me now" - "Don't do it!"
"You must pay me now" - "Don't do it!"
And still that voice came from beyond
Whatever you do

Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side.

Chris De Burgh - Don't Pay the Ferryman

..I imagine the lantern being held by Charon (the 'ferryman') on the journey across the river Styx just as he leans over the bow and says 'There is trouble ahead'.


Very little actual post-editing here.. a de-speckle filter, conversion to b+w and gamma/contrast adjustment...
Location: Sibley Peninsula, Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada.

Temperature: -40C brrrr!

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Cairngorm747's avatar
Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Standing ovation. :) 
gdpr-26018400's avatar
Don't worry about the ferryman he will get you to the other side anyway, he has no choice, you don't need to pay him.
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msweetamber's avatar
You kept the sun :)
Misty2007's avatar
Amazing image ...I really like this one hun well done!!!:clap:
wb-skinner's avatar
thanks so much ... I did it for a contest ... won 2nd ;)
Misty2007's avatar
Should have won 1st that is an amazing image....caught my eye...Your welcome hun...=)
mumma-duck's avatar
I can't believe I have missed this shot!
A lovely "old world" twist to the famous 'lightbulb' shots! :thumbsup: :)
(now you've got me singing that song, and I'll probably be singing it all day now! ...not that I mind.) :lmao:
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thanks Mumma! ... well then I'm glad you found it!
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Lumenatra's avatar
i love this :aww: the disturbing poem goes so well with the picture :) and i love how the cloud looks like its somehow being sucked into the lantern :wow:
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yes I was happy with that ... not a cloud though ... but a pillar of mist from extreme temperatures :)
EvaMcDermott's avatar
Great mood and mystery John!
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EvaMcDermott's avatar
Most welcome! Love your pics and commentary. :hug:
Julie-tibby-tat's avatar
You have the most amazing ideas! I love to see through your eyes!

Thank you for capturing your ideas and views, and thank you for sharing them with us.

Lady-Emerald's avatar
Wow that is awesome!! where did you find an old lanturn like that? :Wow:
wb-skinner's avatar
:D I .. ahem ... borrowed it from a nearby cottage for the shot...
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:) its still wonderful.
CeruleanFire's avatar
this is different, I like the composition
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