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Sunset -Merrill Creek Reservoir

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 8 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

This view is from the western side of Merrill Creek Reservoir in western New Jersey. We are atop one of the 4 earthen dams that circle the lake. From this vantage point, we see Pennsylvania as "mister sun" rests (just for a brief moment) upon one of the many ridgelines that comprise the Appalachian Mountains as they traverse Pennsylvania. The Appalachians enter Pennsylvania in the south-central portion of the state and take a sweeping right-hand turn to eventually head east and enter New Jersey and New York state.

As you can tell, the cloudless sky coupled with the setting sun provided some major issues when trying to capture the sunset resulting in a rather large sun star - but ir's all part of the experience as Clark Griswald would say.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/6 second F/22.0 ISO 400 11 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
1/6 second
F/22.0
ISO 400
11 mm

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