THERE is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more
Lord Byron (George Gordon)
I stood there high up on the edge of the cliff. Tall lush green grass, few raindrop, eagles flying at eye level, and the sight of the vast sea below, ruthlessly smashing the shore. A small heart shaped lagoon carved out from the sea stood in silent calm a big contrast to the rough waves.
I cannot express what I felt there. The picture does no justice, how can you encapsulate this vast landscape in a picture. How can you express the thousand thoughts rushing in words. Hermann Hesse wrote in his book Siddhartha
“Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.”
As we then descended the cliff and walked to the lagoon, I missed a good wide angle lens. The shot from my 18mm lens would just capture a portion of the lagoon. I decided to try the panoramic capture of my Galaxy S3 phone. I was pleasantly surprised. Although not as sharp it still managed capture 10 images and stitch them together to show the snap on the left. The cliff that you see above the lagoon is the one from which I captured the first snap.
Ajay my dear friend. Thanks for sharing this place with us. As I said on the phone, I would have not been so kind, like the Gollum, all I would say is “My precious”!