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Wizard's Last Look

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 2 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Here is promised second look at the Wizard...this view shows more of the red rock and sparse vegetation of the area. We are nearing the end of our tour. I hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I have enjoyed showing it to you.

FUJIFILM FinePix E550 1/1800 second F/8.0 ISO 400 12 mm

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- " 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

This one is the best yet Denny; love the wizard but the background and foreground take it to another level.

2 May 2011 6:46am

@Richard: Thank you so much, Richard ;-) You have been so kind all throughout! All the best!

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I agree with Richard, above. I really enjoyed these photos, Denny.

2 May 2011 7:14am

@Kenny: Hi Kenny - Thank you as well - I really appreciate your kindness!!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic !

2 May 2011 9:20am

@Marie LC: Thank you Marie - I really enjoy your work so much as well!!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Amazing tree, great!

2 May 2011 10:05am

@Stefan: Hi Stefan -Thank you so very much ;-)

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I too, agree that this is one of the best in the series - I love the angle of the shot - fabulous!!

2 May 2011 10:50am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thank you so very much, Sharon. You have always been so kind- I really appreciate your comments!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This has been a wonderful series Denny! This is a fantastic shot to celebrate this wonderful series! Bravo! ;-)

2 May 2011 1:01pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric...Tomorrow, ome closing thuoghts and then we are done...I am truly glad that you have enjoyed this. I have to say, the spiritual energy amd joy that I have received from your series..all of them....has always been something that I treasure and richly enjoy. Peace to you my friend!

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Looks like something from the grounds of Hogwarts in Happy Potter movie. Nice job.

2 May 2011 1:36pm

@Ralph Jones: You are so right!! Well said sir! And, as the Duke would say, "We love you Madly"

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic series Denny! Thanks for sharing these with us. :-)

2 May 2011 1:37pm

@Jason Politte: Hey Jason - thanks so much... and re your note to me: Heather, yes that's actually the word I was looking for, not peat, I just had arthritis of the my age it happens with exceeding regularity!

franz from Baden, Austria

taken directly from "lord of the rings", right? ;-)) another superb capture of this ancient tree! wonderful shapes and contours, and a perfec sky! i do love visiting the park with you and your camera, denny!

2 May 2011 1:56pm

@franz: Hi Franz - Thank you so very much! We love this place, as if you couldn't tel ;-) ALl the best to you !

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

This fantastic decor, splendid image. 5 *. Good day.

2 May 2011 2:21pm

@Tede: Thank you so much Tede - I hope you have had a good day also ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The Wizard stands supreme in this arid terrain. Superb series, Denny, with a marvellous spirit of nature shining through as well.

2 May 2011 2:40pm

@Stephen: Hi Stephen - Thank you so very much...I loved your delightful image for today ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

Really like in a fairy tale, i enjoy this series so much...

2 May 2011 2:50pm

@k@: Thank you Karine - I certainly appreciate your kind comments..have a great week!

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

I really love "orange & blue" color comps. This is a great frame and perfect title.

2 May 2011 3:54pm

@Joyce Johnson: Hi Joyce - Thank you so much - I appreciate you stopping by ;-)

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Such a strong 'closer' you've chosen. Beautiful and powerful.

2 May 2011 4:01pm

@Stephen Phillips: Thanks Stephen - tomorrow is actually the official closer with some thoughts from yours truly...but tomorrow's image is not as exciting as this one to be honest!! Thanks sir

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A really strong photo showing us survival of the fittest. I love the perspective & the dramatic sky. Bet it would also look great in B&W.

2 May 2011 4:20pm

@Williams: Yes it does look cool in B&W Paul....Thank you very much. I chose color because this is how it looks in 'real life" ...I do that because so many folks do not get a chance to see these places in person, I always like to try and give them a natural look...but I LOVE B&W and am really partial to sepia or antique..I hope you are doing well ;-)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing colors. Absolutely dramatic image. Fantastic.

2 May 2011 8:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


2 May 2011 9:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool old tree.

2 May 2011 10:59pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Eye-catching processing which makes this compo of the Wizard look like a painting. Beautiful blue sky that contrasts nicely here.

3 May 2011 1:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


3 May 2011 6:09pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is truly incredible, Denny. What a great series you shared. Thanks so much.

3 May 2011 8:07pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

This is stunning! It totally pulls me in to a fairy tale frame of mine - the colors are exquisite as it the comp!

3 May 2011 10:32pm

1/1800 second
ISO 400
12 mm