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View of the Owens Valley

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 19 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

This is a view of the Owens valley and the town of Big Pine, California .This view was taken from CA 168 - the road that takes us to The Ancient bristlecone Pine Forest. The Owens Valley lies between the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west (in front of you here) and the White Mountains to the east (behind you). The White mountains are actualy considered to be part of the Great Basin and NOT part of the Sierras. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is found within the Inyo National Forst portion that resides in The White Mountans

FUJIFILM FinePix E550 1/1500 second F/8.0 ISO 400 22 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

FUJIFILM FinePix E550
1/1500 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
22 mm

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