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Trees in Water - Merrill Creek

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 2 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

I debated for a long time whether I should present this image...it is different. These are tree stumps in water at Merrill Creek Reservoir. I caught this image close to sunset.I had some exposure issues due to the direction I was shooting in vs the light and I had a warming polarizer (which I love) but I had forgotten my ND 6 Grad filter (duhh) so instead of fighting it, I decided to "go with the flow" and see how this baby turns out...Feel free to tear it apart or praise it or fall somewhere in between. Monday we go to Joshua Tree National Park! Start packing!!Be sure to bring your sunscreen and a HAT!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 100 180 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
1/80 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
180 mm

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