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Rock-in Bow at Mid -Day

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

I grabbed this image on my lunch hour one day about 4 weeks ago when there was still plenty of fall color around. We are fortunate to have some woods and small creeks nearby, so I often use my lunch hour to tromp around with camera and tripod. This particular creek has a small bridge crossing over it, but there was just way too much brush in front of the bridge to try and include it, so I decided to simplify things. I began looking closer at the elements....As I looked up the creek I noticed - under and just beyond the little bridge - these rocks. Playing around with exposures, I liked how the scene looked when it was tightly zoomed-in, so I decided to just concentrate on this. I slowed the shutter (pulled the old f22 trick to still the water) and with the lighting that was available, I grabbed this photo...Again, this was a "mid-day shot" (see my comment above about "lunch hour") but the mostly yellow leaves really plopped a nice yellow hue onto the water...So here it is! Since I am a "cubicle slave," I have to grab the shots when I can. I really liked the rocks in the lower right because, with the leaves in the middle there the whole thing looks like a bow tie! I hope you enjoy!

OLYMPUS E-510 4 seconds F/22.0 ISO 200 135 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
4 seconds
F/22.0
ISO 200
135 mm

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