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Devil's Postpile # 2

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 9 September 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another view of this marvelous location on the east side of the Sierras not far at all from Mammoth! These long slabs are of basalt, the shapes are formed over time by the interaction of heat and cold (fire and ice). This is a particualrly unique occurance and location - thus, the establishment of this park. There is a very cool hike coming down from the top which passes by waterfalls etc. IF you decide to hike UP the trail, be ready to pant, puff, sweat, and swear!! Tomorrow we will travel northward just a bit to a beautiful Lake with a scary name: "Convict Lake."

PENTAX Optio 60 1/154 second F/6.7 ISO 64 8 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

PENTAX Optio 60
1/154 second
F/6.7
ISO 64
8 mm

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