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"Ray" Charles Plays in Seattle

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 30 September 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I decided to name this beautiful Ray "Charles" because at the time, I was listening to the real Brother Ray singing "Unchain my Heart" . This unchained Ray (Charles, that is) is filled with light. I actually captured this several years ago at the Seattle Aquarium. I was amazed at how well this image turned out as it was shot through aquarium glass (no flash).

PENTAX Optio 60 1/82 second F/2.8 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
1/82 second
F/2.8
ISO 64
8 mm

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