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Appalachian Trail

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 30 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the AT, is 2,179 miles long, passing through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. An extension, the International Appalachian Trail, continues north into Canada and to the end of the range, where it enters the Atlantic Ocean.

Here, we stand looking south. If you were moving in the reverse direction of this view (to the north), the trail splits right here at this point, with the AT veering off to the north and another trail striking out towards the northeast. I shot in this direction because I liked the light.

This image was captured a few weeks ago. With the snow we have had since that time, the trail and hillside would now be completely covered in white snow...I think I am almost glad that I have this image, here. The inclusion (or retention) of "earth" here and there, seems to add something although I am not sure what...maybe it's the defined shape of the trail that is retained with less snow around. ;-) At any rate, feel free to "chime in" and tell me what you ike and do not like abut this image.

Have a great Sunday and Monday everyone!

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** 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

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