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A Side Show of the rush

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

OLYMPUS E-510 5/2 seconds F/20.0 ISO 200 96 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

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautifully done! Colors, processing are wonderful! WOW! I still have a hard time getting my water to look like that! Nice!

21 Jun 2010 4:08pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Hi Pam - no worries you will get there -I just love this "speed" when I do water - it really maintains the water feel without turning it in to cotten candy like a lot of images do....just my opinion.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I like the rocks and the foreground especially. Thanks for adding me to your Blogwatch.

21 Jun 2010 8:17pm

@john4jack: Hi Jack - Thank you very much - this is a favorite of mine - I think I kinda blew out the exposure on these little flowers but I strive to learn...I DO have fun with the water..I don't like to slow water down too much in thuis position becasue it turns into something other than water, in my novice opinion. -Thanks Jack - Regards, Denny.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great composition. I love the "smoothed over" water, while maintain good detail in the foliage. The white flowers really "pop" here.

21 Jun 2010 8:30pm

@Steven: Hi Steven - thanks again. Yes I really like how the water turned out in this one - it was exactly what I was working to get. I think some folks go way overboard with water and turn it into cotten candy as I mentioned to Pam (Wild Mustang Photography). I usually prefer to keep water in the realm just enough but also fashion it a bit to enhance it rather than change it too much (other than falls etc, that I do tend to soften quite a bit). OK I am off the soapbox. Love your Korean War Memorial image Steven...thanks for writing. All the Best - Denny

Dana from St. Louis, United States

wow those rocks really pop through the water. It looks as though you had to do a little longer exposure on this one than the last few days, was the water slower moving?

22 Jun 2010 7:14pm

OLYMPUS E-510
5/2 seconds
F/20.0
ISO 200
96 mm