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Putting Autumn on Ice

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 15 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Last winter we met some friends in Central Park, New York City. Central Park is a wonderful place any time of the year, but wintertime in the park is really special! The huge trees display their exquisite shapes and contours unfettered by leaves. The pond in the lower southeast section of the park is frozen over and skating is allowed. When I see that pond, I always think of that wonderful song by the Modern Jazz Quartet: "Skating in Central Park," written and performed by John Lewis on piano with Milt Jackson on Vibraphone, Connie Kay on drums and Percy Heath on Bass!.....OK, now that the song is over......On that day in the park, as we were all just strolling around chatting, I spotted this lone maple leaf lying on the snow...Autumn was definitely over, just as it is now. But that leaf was testament to the story of fall. So, today, I thought this might be a good time to post the photo as a transition, "blogalistically" speaking, as we begin winter. For some of us, winter has already been here for several weeks!
So here we go! Here comes winter! Bring on the Flakes!!
Pun intended ;-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/320 second F/8.0 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
1/320 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
180 mm

putting
autumn
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ice