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Escaped Convict - Update - 27 Sep 2010

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 26 September 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

HI EVERYONE - THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONCERN AND CONTINUED KIND NOTES. ALL IS WELL, WE JUST HAD SOME HEALTH ITEMS THAT NEEDED ATTENTION -I MAY NEED ONE EXTRA DAY SO I SHOULD BE BACK ON THURSDAY AT THE LATEST - BUT I AN STILL HOPING TO BE BACK BY WEDNESDAY. MEANWHILE, KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE ESCAPEE NOW KNOWN AS "THE CONVICT CONVICT"....HE ESCAPED FROM A TOBACCO CHEWER'S ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEARBY BISHOP, CA AND IS NOW HOLD UP ON THE WESTERN SHORE OF THE LAKE .. :-)

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** 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

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Actually, I'm not always fan of sun flare. It really depends on the image, and here it's a nice addition in my opinion. Not a disturbing element at all. Also the colors of the water are so beautiful, would have been a shame not to post this image. I really like it ! Have a fantastic sunday Denny :)

26 Sep 2010 8:14am

@Tamara: Hi Tamara! Thank you so much for your kind comment. I agree with you, sun flare is normally very annoying but I tried to minimize it here as best as I could and as you say, it seems to be somewhat "ok" for this old shot. I have really been amazed and flattered at the wonderful comments that I received about these old images... You have probably heard the Ansel Adams quote about "God is waiting for someone to show up and click the shutter"...I guess that happened to me for the most part here. I hope the rest of your Sunday is as warm and wonderful as you are ;-) All the best good buddy!!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Très belle image !!!

26 Sep 2010 9:36am

@DowsherVision: Hello and thank you very much for your compliment - I am glad - it seems like everyone has enjoyed this good old Convict Lake :-)

Julie from Le Cannet des Maures, France

superbes couleurs

26 Sep 2010 10:19am

@Julie: Hello Julie - Thank you so very much..the colors that day were just exploding all over :-) I My wonderful wife and I were so lucky and delighted to be there. The sun was warm, the air was cool and the atmosphere was electric ;-) Thanks again! - Have a wonderful Sunday, what remains for oyu;-)

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

BRAVO - this series has been spectacular !
I actually think the flare adds to this photo - it is what you would experience if you were there in person, and that is what I like about this image - I feel like I am standing on the shore, looking out at the sun glissening on the water, feeling the gentle breeze - this image conjures up wonderful feelings - I love it!

26 Sep 2010 11:22am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hi Sharon - Thank you so very much. Yes it seems like everyone has enjoyed it. Unfortunately I have absolutely NO idea how I can follow this but I will try something...I have a few ideas in mind. I hope you have a great Sunday!! Thank you so much for checking in ;-)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The sun flare is minimized, and you have featured the beautiful blue lake. I definitely must visit this lake next June when I am in the Eastern Sierra. Thanks for sharing Denny!

26 Sep 2010 3:03pm

@Julie Brown: Hi Julie - Thank you very much. It probably isn't as glamorous as my "marvelous travelogue" (yah right) here, seems to have implied...but if one simply concentrates on the trail and the lake and immediate surroundings, I think you will enjoy it. I just remember that the road up there, with the campgrounds and hodge-podgey stuff, made me think "uh oh" but when we got there, parked, and started around the lake, it got a whole lot better. Have a great day and thanks again Julie!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

love that blue. neat foreground rock

26 Sep 2010 4:30pm

@john4jack: Hi Jack - Thank you sir ;-)

Sunder from Chennai, India

What I love in your pictures are the colours primarily..The shades of blue of the water and sky and yellow green leaves...awesome...
Have a nice day..

26 Sep 2010 5:00pm

@Sunder: Thanks Sunder...I hope the tire repair went well;-) I really like your image today!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely photo and great series, Denny. I've enjoyed it.

26 Sep 2010 5:52pm

@Steve Rice: Hi Steve - Thanks very much, I really appreciate everyone's nice comments on thi serires...I have NO idea what to do next and it is 2:00 PM here in the east.....HELPP

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Excellent :)

26 Sep 2010 7:27pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That blue is still stunning and the flare just brings more glory to the image. What a beautiful place! Sad to see it end. What comes next? Can't wait. See you soon!

26 Sep 2010 7:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A super shot to close out this fantastic series! Well done Denny! ;-)

26 Sep 2010 10:03pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Nice detail on the rock! And no popups! hehee. Beautiful place, captured nicely!

27 Sep 2010 3:12am

Becky from los angeles, United States

The color and the shimmer on the water really draws me in! It's an outstanding image.

27 Sep 2010 5:32am

k@ from Paris, France

This duet of images (with the previous post) are so so sooothing, again i feel the benefit of your light through those amazing colors, and i thank you !

27 Sep 2010 10:56am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Glorious colors and beautiful nature . Nicely taken shot, Denny !

27 Sep 2010 12:03pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Hang in there and take care of yourself. Will be thinking of you and sending good thoughts. Escaped convict. You're funny!

27 Sep 2010 1:02pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Love the light in this image, especially as it falls on the rock and branch in the foreground.

27 Sep 2010 3:54pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Exceptional - well done.

27 Sep 2010 6:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like the composition with the rock at the bottom. I'd love to sit there awhile. The golden fall colors don't hurt this shot either! Hope all is well.

27 Sep 2010 11:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a composition with beautiful colors! I hope the "Escaped Convict" has to do with the name of the lake and not why you're out of commission!

28 Sep 2010 12:49am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love those colors!

28 Sep 2010 3:36am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What a terrific shot! I love the colour - especially the colour of the water. The light on the water is gorgeous. I really like this shot a lot.

28 Sep 2010 9:35am

@✿ Anina ✿: Hi Anina - Thank you so much..I am anxious to see the exciting conclusion to the mystery flower :-)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Denny, that is so funny about the escaped convict! How did I miss the part about health concerns? Are you OK?

28 Sep 2010 10:14am

@Julie Brown: Hi Julie - Thanks again :-0 It was nice to hear from you....take care of my man "Punk Jay -B"

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

A wonderful image Denny! I like the touches of fall color throughout the scene! I hope all is well and you are back very soon!

28 Sep 2010 3:16pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Hi Scott - Thanks again sir...Your image was really great today. Wow what colors!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Good to know the update. Thinking of you and best wishes for all good things for everyone in the family. See you when you can!

28 Sep 2010 4:37pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

beautiful composition! Great color and textures! I love the light on the water! Wonderful shot Denny! Stunning!!!!

29 Sep 2010 2:41am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is gorgeous....Glad to hear you're OK!

29 Sep 2010 2:23pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful composition and colors Denny!

30 Sep 2010 6:04am

MOHAMMAD from BANDAR ABBAS, Iran

Great

1 Oct 2010 4:52pm

FUJIFILM FinePix E550
1/800 second
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ISO 400
8 mm

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