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Statue of Liberty - Liberty Island, NYC, NY

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 26 June 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

While showing visiting relatives the sites around sweltering NYC yesterday, I succumbed to the pressure to take yet another photograph of this monument which was a gift from France so many years ago. I decided to try and take some kind of advantage of the fact that we were there during "mid-day" and I positioned myself very close to the monument in order to put the sun where i wanted it to be. All I had was my wife's Olympus FE 5010 so I did what I could.

OLYMPUS FE5010,X915 1/2000 second F/5.6 ISO 64 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

** 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

OLYMPUS FE5010,X915
1/2000 second
F/5.6
ISO 64
36 mm (35mm equiv.)