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Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 1 March 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This is our 7 year old Grandson, Ryan. I am not quite sure what he was doing at the time - in fact I cannot even remember taking this photo...but we were hanging out and I must have seen something I liked. He is a curious and inquisitive young lad and he loves to travel, like his mom. He is probably developing a plan for the next trip to Yellowstone. I thought this would be a good Tuesday Photo..have a geat day!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/10 second F/8.0 ISO 800 180 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

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Denny, lovely portrait. Like his granddad? A thinker!

1 Mar 2011 5:15am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great portrait - we can sense his curiosity with the world. Never too young to make plans!

1 Mar 2011 12:04pm

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Always have that camera ready!

Lovely portrait.

1 Mar 2011 1:16pm

@Monterey John: Thank you John - I agree!

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Denny, Is this who does your comments? In reply to your earlier post, you will see very little of my hockey on my blog, and none on my website. I just separate the two. I kind of test the waters with the landscape stuff on the blog and have fun with it....

1 Mar 2011 1:39pm

@James Guillory Photography: HI James - As to your question: He probably should do my comments, he would probably do a much better the hockey etc, thanks, all I can say is I love viewing anything you put up - it's all fantastic and excellently done! Thanks for stopping by Jump's corner!

Franz from Baden, Austria

clearly a thinker! a very cute (and acute) portrait of a sweet looking boy! (but don't tell him that ... he might blush!)

1 Mar 2011 1:56pm

@Franz: Yes he really is and he always has a comeback answer - he's quite the little character - sharp as a tack! Thanks for visiting, Franz. I love your image for today - beautiful!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Still waters run deep Denny! He gives off the impression that when he says something it is well thought out and insightful! A beautiful portrait shot Denny! ;-)

1 Mar 2011 2:37pm

@Eric Cousineau: He's a good debater! Thanks Eric!

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Nice warm tones and lighting and the seriousness of the moment belie his youth.

1 Mar 2011 2:44pm

@Phil David Morris: Hi Phil - Thank you so much - I hope you're doing ok..;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


1 Mar 2011 5:11pm

@Nigel: Hi Nigel - Thank you sir!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


1 Mar 2011 11:03pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He certainly has something on his mind! A very fine portrait, Denny.

2 Mar 2011 1:50am

@Steve Rice: Hi Steve - Thank you very much ;-) He's quite a kid!!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ryan definitely looks like he is deep in thought in this portrait capture. Great lighting here which really warms up this shot. I've been trying to come up with "a plan" for Yellowstone as well, but it looks like I'll be doing too much driving, regardless of where I fly into. How did they get to Yellowstone?

2 Mar 2011 3:18am

@Steven: Well "they" and We all got there by driving from Seattle - a LONG 12 hour drive...a few years prior to that, Barbara (my wife), Amy and the boys drove through there - also from Seattle - on their wy back east (a long story) I would say that asumming you had the coin, the best way to go is fly in to Missoula or better yet, Bozeman and drive down or fly into Salt Lake City and drive up...if you are like us and never have that kind of coin...all I can say is have a nice drive!!

Becky from los angeles, United States

he's puttin a plan together for sure! Maybe a trip to Hawaii?! Do I see a resemblance of Grandpa here?

2 Mar 2011 5:45pm

@Becky: Yes, the glasses do the trick - in fact that gives me an idea...thanks

Amy from Essex, United States

Yes, dad, he is definitely planning something!

2 Mar 2011 9:31pm

@Amy: I think so too...he is such a cutey. Thanks Amy - Love you!!

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice portrait.

3 Mar 2011 1:09am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Did someone say Yellowstone??? I'm in! Happy ST.

3 Mar 2011 3:16am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

It looks like he could be playing chess.

5 Mar 2011 3:09pm

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