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Captain of Shadows
"... Valhalla, I am coming!
On we sweep with threshing oar,
Our only goal will be the " western shore ... !!!"

A granitic victim of spheroidal weathering stands watch over the western shore of Arizona's Watson Lake.

Arizona's rock is a course-grained granite, similar to that found at
Joshua Tree National Park, and the desert granites in the Phoenix area.

Some of the rock is high-quality with crystalline edges, friction smears and
vertical cracks.

Other sections are brittle, crumbling and subject to breakage.

Pick and choose. But ... please choose wisely.

December 2, 2009


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Hasn't voted

Cool pic.
Posted Dec 5, 2009 8:34 pm

lcarreauRe: Cool...


Hasn't voted

Thank you!

Is it true that your occupation is a real "blast?"
Posted Dec 5, 2009 9:22 pm

BombchaserRe: Cool...


Hasn't voted

Yes it is...unfortunetly when it's a blast it means someone messed up!
Posted Dec 6, 2009 11:29 am

silversummitGreat contrasts!


Voted 10/10

Light, shadow, colors, curves and lines.

One of your best, Larry!
Posted Dec 5, 2009 8:50 pm

lcarreauRe: Great contrasts!


Hasn't voted

Thank you -You beat me to the quick!

Don't tell me it's that time of year when we
all gather around the tree, patiently awaiting the man in Red with the Big Bag.

We're anticipating snow in central Arizona, within the next few days...

Posted Dec 5, 2009 9:38 pm

DeanA beauty


Voted 10/10

Have to agree with silversummit, this one is a dandy.
Posted Dec 5, 2009 9:01 pm

lcarreauRe: A beauty...


Hasn't voted

Thanks, Dean. Geez, felt like putting another
yule log on the fire today.

The temps in AZ are the lowest they have been
all year.

What a great time to huddle around the fire,
in anticipation of the Big Man dressed in
Posted Dec 5, 2009 9:44 pm

Vid PogachnikOh, what a scene!

Vid Pogachnik

Voted 10/10

That's wonderful! Thank you, Larry!
Posted Dec 6, 2009 6:20 am

lcarreauRe: Oh, what a scene!


Hasn't voted

Hvala, Vid!

Actually, snow is predicted to fall on these
Arizona rocks by tomorrow.
Posted Dec 6, 2009 10:33 am

Vid PogachnikRe: Oh, what a scene!

Vid Pogachnik

Voted 10/10

You will hardly get a more nice scene, but with snow... worth trying.

Do you have a chance to sell your pictures, Larry? Or publish elsewhere? They're really great. A book of your best pictures, accompanied by chosen poems would be a boomer ;)

Posted Dec 6, 2009 11:43 am

lcarreauRe: Oh, what a scene!


Hasn't voted

Yes, I thought about doing something like
that in my retirement years.

Hopefully it will be a boomer, and not a
buster. And ... much more sooner than an impatient hustler. Take care, Vid!!
Posted Dec 6, 2009 6:36 pm

missymtngirlBeautiful Nature...


Voted 10/10

thanks for sharing!
Posted Dec 8, 2009 6:05 pm

lcarreauRe: Beautiful Nature...


Hasn't voted

Not a problem & no worries.

Tis' the Season for sharing.
Posted Dec 8, 2009 7:38 pm

Kenzo OkawaBeautiful rock!!

Kenzo Okawa

Voted 10/10

And nice lighting and composition! I have to take my hat off.
Posted Jan 14, 2011 8:54 am

lcarreauRe: Beautiful rock!!


Hasn't voted

Thanks.. as long as you don't have to EAT
your hat. I've got experience in that!
Posted Jan 14, 2011 7:07 pm

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lcarreauSubmitted by lcarreau
on Dec 5, 2009 8:11 pm

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Lat/Lon: 34.59210°N / 112.41825°W
Object Title: Captain of Shadows

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Hiking, Informational, Scenery, Water