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Happy Birthday David !

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 18 December 2010 in People & Portrait.

This our Son, David with his beautiful wife Lyndsy by his side. David has a heart as big as the West. He is all about respect, courtesy, loyalty, and kindness. He is a serious thinker and an extremely formidable debater. He has a wonderful sense of humor, but don't try to steal a parking spot in front of him! He believes in personal freedom, but do not dare disrespect someone he loves. He loves family, music, history, and art.
Barbara and I are so very proud of this fan man who cares for others more than he does for himself. We love you David - have a wonderful Birthday!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/15 second F/8.0 ISO 100 29 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

what a pretty lady...

18 Dec 2010 6:32am

@Maria Draper: Hi Maria - Thank you so much. Lyndsy is beautiful and they both are made for each other it is heartwarming. Thanks again!

Cruz from exurbia, United States

you have 2 “Christmas” kids
Neat tribute to your son! Happy Birthday

18 Dec 2010 10:46am

@Cruz: Hi Cruz - yes we do...our Son David celebrates today and our youngest grandson was yesterday!

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

WONDERFUL PORTRAIT AND SENTIMENT

18 Dec 2010 1:14pm

@Larry Elkins: Hi Larry -Thank you so much!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastic portrait Denny ! Happy Birthday to David, I hope he had a wonderful day :) I don't know what's happening with Aminus atm... I'm trying to enter comments since this morning, the server is terribly slow, so I will comment your other images later on... sorry. Enjoy your weekend :) Still very cold here, a little bit of snow and temperatures just below freezing point. I guess you don't have better, so stay warm :)))

18 Dec 2010 5:54pm

@Tamara: Hi Tamara..Thank you very much for your very kind comment. I left a message on your blog - I have had the same slowness problems lately, but never worry about commenting or not commenting - I know you are watching and I have you on my Blogwatch so it's all good as they say..YEs quite cold here and there are varying reports of snow or no snow here....but many storms are slamming California so I and then You will be getting more weather.....looks like a white Christmas for many - stay warm as well :-)

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Campbell, CA, United States

What a neat and spontaneous portrait. Nice!

18 Dec 2010 7:02pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Hi John - Thank you!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wow guys, you celebrate all the time birthdays ;))

Happy Birthday, David !

18 Dec 2010 7:51pm

@MARIANA: Our wedding anniversary is next...Tuesday! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful. december is a big month in your family

18 Dec 2010 9:42pm

@john4jack: But wait, that's not all - our anniversary is Tuesday...stay tuned!

Sunder from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait! Birthday wishes to David...

18 Dec 2010 9:48pm

@Sunder: Hi Sunder - Thank you very much!

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

And, oh that hat! Happy Birthday David!

18 Dec 2010 9:49pm

@Stephen Phillips: You probably guessed it but this was in front of the DeYoung Museum last Christmas actually -we had just arrived to go on the King Tut exhibit....Later the next summer he took me to a game - Linsecum (sic) was pitching - it was awesome! Thanks Stephen!

Bill Brown from California, United States

Yes, a wonderful portrait! Happy Birthday David!

18 Dec 2010 10:28pm

@Bill Brown: Thank you Bill!!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, Denny, what a sweet tribute to your son. Wonderful shot, too.

18 Dec 2010 11:02pm

@LauraS: Hi Laura - Thank you so much!

Becky from los angeles, United States

So lovely! Full of spirit - and warmth. Happy Birthday David!! Hello to Lyndsy!

19 Dec 2010 12:00am

@Becky: Hi BEcky - Thank you...I just hung up with David and Barbara...Lyndsy is there but still in heavy recup mode as I am sure you can relate to...have a good Sunday, don't let the rain bring you down!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Happy birthday to David! Now I wonder how much his parents had to do with all of his fine qualities? :)

19 Dec 2010 12:11am

@Julie Brown: We are so proud of David - he is largely a self made man but I will agree he comes from good stock ;-)

Mike from California, United States

Great family portraits in the last couple of posts Denny...

19 Dec 2010 12:27am

@Mike: Hi Mike - Thanks very much..one more coming..Tuesday is Barbara and y 42nd Wedding Anniversary... tune in Tuesday if you want a look ;-) Stay dry out there - I'll be there Friday!!

Julie from Easton, United States

Nice portrait of them both Denny! Happy Birthday to your son! Sounds like he is an awesome person!

19 Dec 2010 1:31am

@Julie: He totally is....Thank you so much, Julie!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Happy Birthday, David! Another super portrait.

19 Dec 2010 3:44am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Sweet! Happy BD.

21 Dec 2010 4:00am

OLYMPUS E-510
1/15 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
29 mm

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