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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

Maria Draper from California, United States

Denny, this is a pretty photo, lovely colorful reflections...

11 Dec 2010 5:12am

@Maria Draper: Hi Maria - Thank you so much...I appreciate your comments greatly, regardless of direction ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous golden light, Denny!

11 Dec 2010 5:37am

@Steve Rice: Hi Steve - Thank you very much...loved your image for today as well!

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Very beautiful and very much like a painting, the way it has turned out.

11 Dec 2010 5:49am

@Phil Morris: Hi Phil....Thank you very much, I hope all is well for you!

Cruz from exurbia, United States

This is a golden moment...very pretty. There’s so much for me to learn...what is the f22 trick?

11 Dec 2010 8:24am

@Cruz: Hi Cruz..Thanks so much!

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice shot Denny, the yellow colors reflection in the water really looks so pretty!

11 Dec 2010 2:07pm

@Julie: Hey Julie - Thank you...I really like your photo today!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful . Love how smooth and silky it looks like :)

11 Dec 2010 2:27pm

@MARIANA: Hi Mariana - Thank you very much!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding work here Denny! Definitely a 5-star contribution!!!! Bravo! ;-)

11 Dec 2010 4:55pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric - You are too generous!!

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Whoa! Nice one, Denny.

11 Dec 2010 5:37pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: welcome back to CA sir..Thank you for your comment.

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

Fabulous love the colors:)))))

11 Dec 2010 5:58pm

@Tillymea: Hello Tillymea - Thank you so very much for your very kind comment. I really enjoyed checking out your blog..great images and your little boy looks like he is a fun loving little fellow! So nice!

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

On Golden Pond .............

12 Dec 2010 9:08am

@Nigel: Indeed - Thank you sir.....I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday ...;-)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Don't you just love the yellows and greens of autumn. The colors are nicely reflected in the water. How nice for you that you can get out at lunch and lose yourself for a bit in nature. You probably feel more relaxed when you go back to your cubicle.

12 Dec 2010 1:24pm

@Julie Brown: No I'm just ticked off because I had to stop taking pictures!! Thanks Julie - Have a great day...are you frozen yet? It ispouring rain here now and tomorrow we get the freeze etc etc etc

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Another stunning image Denny ! I really love these golden tones... also the milky effect due to the long exposure is just perfect ! Have a wonderful sunday :)

12 Dec 2010 1:59pm

@Tamara: Hi Tamara - Thank you so much. I took this shot over 4 weeks ago...today it is pouring rain, maybe a relief for the cold for one day....I LOVE your flower image today - just spectacular!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Denny, why did you have to stop taking pictures? Is it because of your time crunch, or is it the weather? We are getting the rain, snow, and the cold now too.

12 Dec 2010 2:25pm

@Julie Brown: Hi Julie - Sorry I just meant (in response to your point about being refreshed upon returning to work) that I am "ticked" at the end of the noon hour becasue I have to stop taking shots and get back to work...Although my current time crunch is imposing for sure too...but I am slipping in as much picture taking as I can....off to SFO in a few weeks...Barbara is out there now ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

well, i can say i throroughly enjoy it! i think the colors are spectacular, and the rocks certainly do resemble a bow tie! i also like the hint of perspective provided by the bit of bank!

12 Dec 2010 2:30pm

@Franz: Hi Franz - Thank you very much sir. I truly love your image today and the previous...but I also very much enjoy all of your images. They are so wonderful and so very well done! Thank you very much!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice, denny. these are marvelous tones. i like the way that the reflections work

12 Dec 2010 3:11pm

@john4jack: Hi Jack - Thank you so much....pretty bronzy for sure ;-)

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

De jolis effets de lumière ... et de belles couleurs d'automne ... belle composition .... compliments

12 Dec 2010 4:04pm

@mimicy: Hi Mimicy - Thank you so uch. Yes the glow of the light and reflection on the water was really pretty that day with the mostly yello coors of the autumn trees...Thank you very much for your kind remark!

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Nice reflection. You and Mike Hall must be calling each other before posting. Just kidding.

12 Dec 2010 11:26pm

@James Guillory Photography: You would think ;-) But I am nowhere near Mike on the "arrived" scale...but it's fun. Thank you James.

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love your bow-tie rock ... nicely seen and captured.
Sorry I have been tardy in responses ~ so busy, hard to get time to get on the computer.
Hope you have a great week!

12 Dec 2010 11:34pm

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hey no problem Sharon - I can relate..have a little time right now but it will end soon ;-) All the best!

Becky from los angeles, United States

a stunner - really! It's like flowing gold!

13 Dec 2010 12:31am

@Becky: I wish it were...I would scoop it out and give $$$$$ to all my AM3 friends (and family of course) Thanks Becky - have a great week...How's the film going?

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Nice colours and tones...

13 Dec 2010 2:36am

@Sunder: Hi Sunder - Thank you very much. ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, this is a beautiful study.
I feel I am visiting this site with you and pondering the light and color in the water. Lovely, lovely !!

13 Dec 2010 6:45pm

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

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