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An afternoon of rock climbing found me at Treasure Lake as the sun was setting. I decided I would walk out onto a cliff that has a nice vantage point of the lake and try for a shot. this is one of those a million miles from anywhere places. As I am looking around wondering what the heck to shoot I hear, "hello" from behind me. I turn and find the ghost of John Muir perched on this small little ledge, feet dangling, while writing verse of some sort into his journal.

there was my shot.

we didn't really talk. other than me asking, "may I?" he nodded and I took a dozen or so shots. then he asked me how I knew of the place... I told him my grandfather started taking me here to fish when I was 5. he smiled and nodded... after a few minutes or so, he told me it was his favorite spot in the world.

We watched the light fade for a bit and then I nodded to him as I left. one of the more satisfying exchanges of the week.

Treasure Lake - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
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EvaPolly Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Beautiful memory.. :nod:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Vanja :)
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing and him as a monk in his loneliness & you're a very luck guy Dennis!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
oh I felt very lucky to meet this person... it was the shot of the day.
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
:iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkheart-plz:
:iconpinkheart-plz::iconcatch---22::iconpinkheart-plz::iconlovelyplz::iconyourwelcomeplz::iconyourwelcomeplz2::iconyourwelcomeplz3:a bless indeed & all my pleasure Dennis:iconlovelyplz:
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KanutoX Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesometacular! Thanks for sharing.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
you're most kind... thank you!
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yalsaibie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot, the combination between the light and shadows are great, but the only one thing to make it 100% perfect, just lighten it up just a little on the right side bottom corner and the left side in the middle between the corners.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you... and you are right. I will revisit this at some point and take those suggestions :)
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yalsaibie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are more than welcome :)
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Janek-Sedlar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Photographer
Wonderful place for a rest!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
he had the best seat in the house!
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a ..catch. :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
lol, I get lucky on occasion :)
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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Enkased Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
awesome story and shot.
well done.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you much :)
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   General Artist
This is a beautiful place in the last light and the man really makes it pefect.
Those moments are SO satisfying. :hug:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Twiggy... and yep they are. It probably was the nicest encounter of the week.
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broshsara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Wonderful place and the man looks like belong to the place!!!!
Great memorry of you and your granfather:)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Sara :)
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broshsara Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
My pleasure Dennis.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Beautifull photo dear Denis with it's story:))
Thanks for sharing:heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you dear Rezzan :)
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I`m sure anyone can feel inspired by this place,whatever your chosen avenue of art :aww:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
true that... it has that zen feel in the evenings.
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Murphoto Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I love this shot!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Jesse!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
An unexpected and genuinely interesting encounter with a serendititous exchange. Makes life worth living these things. Excellent for you both and great you got a great story for you. Well done!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
you're right about these encounters making it all worth it.

thank you John!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
You're welcome :)
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012   Photographer
Excellent capture. :nod:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Paula!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dennis, he really does add character to this shot!
Perhaps because he really is a character himself. :D
It's a great photo. :w00t:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
I suspect he may be!

thank you Tea :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Gorgeous and quiet place , it should be cool to be here ! :earth:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Renard :)
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Justmary15 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I love it when things like this come together and you wonder, was he really there or ??? You have an image but still there is always the chance that he was only a ghost of someone who came here at another time...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
::goosebumps::

well he was a well laundered ghost.
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Silpius Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
very beautiful
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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Raghnall Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Photographer
It's good to have a favourite place. This is a good one.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
I will admit to envying his easy chair.
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot, beautiful story!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you much Peter. :)
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
A beautiful place and a wonderful encounter...serendipity.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
it really was... thank you so much Yvette. :)
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
:nod:
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Vaskerville Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful place, wonderful photo!
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