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Old Growth Maple - Merrill Creek

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 10 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

In the woods around Pennsylvania and New Jersey, old growth trees of all kinds seem to be surviving relatively well, despite the ever-growing human population and other mostly "human -caused" challenges. This giant maple (located in the woods at Merrill Crek Reservoir in western New Jersey) was one of the largest I had seen that day. In fact it's one of the largest I believe I have ever seen anywhere! After working on the image at home, I decided to try and duplicate what an original photo of this tree MIGHT look like if it were captured perhaps 100 years ago. Most times I feel as though I have been around that long anyway so why not make it fit! I hope you enjoy.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 400 18 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
1/60 second
F/4.0
ISO 400
18 mm

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