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Vietnam Remembered

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 May 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 100 20 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

David from Woodland, United States

Beautiful shot. Really like this one. Loved the lighting. Very touching. Keep those photos coming, brother .

24 May 2010 2:58pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Nicely framed and a touching statue for sure! Great work here Denny!

24 May 2010 3:37pm

@Julie: Thanks Julie - I highly recommend a visit if you have never been there - it is situated adjacent to the Vietnam Vets Wall - I have some buddies on that wall...not to be forgotten.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful close-up capture! I spotted this under the cover of darkness last month and I may have to process it in B&W as you did here to eliminate the harsh lighting.

3 Jun 2010 5:56pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

P.S. - I couldn't help but notice the message that popped up when my cursor hovered over the photo. Sorry about your loss.

3 Jun 2010 5:59pm

@Steven: Hi Steven - This is what I get for going backwards - sorry again - . Anyway thanks also for your great supportive remarks - Yah I shot this about oh I guess it was around mid morning a few years back during our late March visit and it was initially in color and set back a bit , but I finally decided to hone right in on the crux of the issue - the Nurse is putting pressure on the wound while the aid is assisting in two ways - 1 he is putting additional pressure on here elbow for "pushing" and 2- watching for the Medi-Vac...as you know this is situated very close to the Wall and, yes, I have some good friends there - I do thank you sir.

OLYMPUS E-510
1/160 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
20 mm