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The Three Grand "Suns"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 16 April 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Justin Tyler, and Ryan...a "few" years ago (like about 3 years ago!!)
But I always loved this one!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 400 77 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

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

What a lovely trio - and how are they now, 3 years on?

16 Apr 2011 10:07am

@M@ndy: Yes Justin, on the left, is now 15...Tyler on the right is now 11, and Ryan in the middle is now 7 ;-) Thank you...

Melissa from Deep South Texas, United States

How sweet, they're very handsome boys.

16 Apr 2011 11:19am

@Melissa: Hi Melissa - Thank you very much!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely group portrait - you must be very proud of them!

16 Apr 2011 12:18pm

@Stephen: We certainly are..Thanks very much, Stephen!

Phil Morris from Canada

Yeah, this is definitely one of your best shot of the boys. And yes, they grow up so very
fast but these memories are so precious as you well know. A superb portrait, and I like
the black and white. Nice to know through your photos that they keep very active !!~

16 Apr 2011 12:39pm

@Phil Morris: Yes they are active and great kids - we are so proud of them! Thank you Phil!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love this - I also love your title the "grand 'suns' " - I know exactly what you mean - I am sure they bring much sunshine into your life. This iis just lovely, Denny. I would like to see a side-by-side comparison of this photo and one taken today ... just to see the changes. Have a wonderful day!

16 Apr 2011 12:52pm

@Scene by Sharon Photography: I will try to do that soon ;-) Thanks Sharon - have a great weekend.

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A perfect portrait full of wonderful eyes. Cheers,

16 Apr 2011 1:04pm

@Williams: Hi Paul - Thank you so much!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

All blond boys - so lovely ! Very nice portrait !

16 Apr 2011 1:34pm

@MARIANA: Yes ;-) Thank you Mariana...

franz from Baden, Austria

"suns" and "stars" at the same time! a wonderful and precious triple portrait, denny, and i see why you like it!

16 Apr 2011 1:48pm

@franz: They are great boys - Thanks Franz

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

"My Three Sons" - well captured.

16 Apr 2011 4:13pm

@Stephen Phillips: Hi Stephen - Thank you!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Aren't they just the sweetest in the whole world? Great shot of them. Priceless.

16 Apr 2011 4:20pm

@LauraS: Hi Laura -Thank you very much - they're the best!

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Lovely photograph, and a sentimental gem. These images increase in "value" every passing year.

16 Apr 2011 6:55pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

A very handsome group indeed!

16 Apr 2011 7:38pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great group portrait. And a very handsome family you have!

16 Apr 2011 9:57pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Proud Granddad I'm sure. Nice b&w portrait.

17 Apr 2011 12:42am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Sweet expressions on this trio. Nice one, I can see why you love this so much.

17 Apr 2011 12:47am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is a lovely portrait! And to get three energetic boys to sit for this picture is wonderful!

17 Apr 2011 12:58am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Those are some handsome darling boys! Just adorable. Tyler (on the right?) has some seriously soulful eyes. : )

17 Apr 2011 7:28am

@Becky: Tell me about it (eyes) at age 11 he already has a cutey and they chase him wherever he goes...this is middle school we're talkin' but Amy is VERY hip - she knows the ropes so she is a great - and watchful mom!

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Not so innocent now I bet !

19 Apr 2011 6:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great portraits! Nicely done.

20 Apr 2011 4:22am

OLYMPUS E-510
1/160 second
F/5.6
ISO 400
77 mm

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