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Three wayward tourists searching for air

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 6 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

Actually these fine fellows are my son-in-law and my 2 youngest grandsons at Yellowstone last year - they had spotted something - I can't remember what it was.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 400 180 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

Cruz from exurbia, United States

it’s that rare, hard to find “pure air” they are looking at!

6 Jul 2010 5:09am

@Cruz: Good Air is indeed Rare - Rare Air is indeed good - I am making myself dizzy Thanks Sir!!

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Really cute! We have to search more and more for pure clean air!

6 Jul 2010 3:26pm

@Tracy: Yah..., and to think, if you go to Yellowstone, it comes in a tube at the service areas...fancy that!! Thanks Tracy :-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Cool! Love that hat :))

6 Jul 2010 5:05pm

@john4jack: Hi Jack - Yes he never took it off last year - this year it's a differnt hat - he is my little drummer (pretty good too) and not so little now ...the littler guy is a budding photag.

Becky from los angeles, United States

OH such a sweet shot - love the three sizes and the middle hat. Adorable catch -

6 Jul 2010 7:00pm

@Becky: Hi Becky - thank you very much - I cracked up while I was taking this pic - it's a wonder it isn't blurred - I love your team spirit and July 1 bride shots - great job - thanks for stopping by :-) - ps as you can see my brain works much faster than my fingers

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A funny shot. Cool, too.

6 Jul 2010 8:37pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve - I was trying to acheive that "Comic Relief" mode - my photography usually has that affect: one either laughs or cries :-)

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Funny :)

6 Jul 2010 11:29pm

@Mohsen: Hi Mohsen - thank you sir - I was hoping to make people smile with this one.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

LOL, great capture!!

7 Jul 2010 12:17am

@B. Thomas: Hi Barbara - thanks very much - one of those truly instantaneous things, ya know??

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nice unplanned capture, where even though we don't see their faces, we know something has caught their attention. I also love the "tallest to shortest" composition here. I remember the days of youth when it took forever for me and my siblings to pose for vacation photos.

7 Jul 2010 12:26am

@Steven: You are so right - if these guys had known they were being "shot" the whole scene would have gone in the trash can - Candid is the way to go on shots like this - At the time, I just kind of cracked up when I turned around and saw all 3 of them down there looking at something - I HAD to get it. the air sign just gave me an idea later on. Thanks for your nice remarks Steven - all the best, my man! :-)

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

This is a wonderful composition! Nice color, and this, tells a story!They look very sweet! Fabulous job!

7 Jul 2010 3:47am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you - I love your 4th of July image - the rain makes us know you are out there in the field :)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a cool fun shot, I see photography runs in the family

7 Jul 2010 7:27pm

@JJ: Actually the dad is a brilliant artisan (wood crafts, etc etc) the littlest guy is my budding Photag...and the middle guy is a great drummer - thanks

OLYMPUS E-510
1/80 second
F/6.3
ISO 400
180 mm

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