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Totally Tubular Vermont Winter Sunset

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 19 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is a somewhat common winter scene from our daughter Amy's house in Vermont. To the west, across Lake Champlain, lie the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The Adirondacks are among the highest mountains in the eastern US, reaching heights of 6 and 7 thousand feet. As the sun sets to the west (looking from Amy's house), it falls behind and between some of those Adirondack peaks and the resultant shaft's of sunset light suddenly shoot straight up to the sky. I caught this last winter, but it is always a treat to see.I did not do much editing on tis one, other than sliding the "shadows" bar a bit to bring the foreground out. What you see is what I got. I hope you enjoy! :-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 100 60 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
1/160 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
60 mm

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