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Merrill Creek Reservoir, Warren County, New Jersey

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

A few days ago I noted that friend and fellow Aminus3 Photographer, Ms Julie Finley (http://juliefinley.aminus3.com/) told me about this beautiful Nature Preserve which is very near where we both live. In the coming days I will present some of the impressions I have gathered from this wonderful location. It truly is a gem. I was raised in the west (Colorado/Northern California) and I think many people may have an impression of New Jersey that really does not fit.New Jersey is definitely one of the most drop dead gorgeous states I have seen. Rolling hills, Forests, Farmland, green green green. Yes the major citioes can be visually trying, but that is a small part of New Jersey. For the most part, it isa very beautiful state. The very same thing goes for Pennsylvania which is beautiful, as well and I plan to focus on that later on.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/200 second F/16.0 ISO 400 124 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

OLYMPUS E-510
1/200 second
F/16.0
ISO 400
124 mm

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