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Looking Up

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 4 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This view is looking straight up towards the sky through the petals of some soft pink Rhodedendrons. Photo taken at Graver Arboretum, May 2011.

** 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

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A splendid example of painting with light values - beautiful, Denny.

4 Jun 2011 7:31am

@Stephen Phillips: Thank you very much, STephen - I certainly appreciate that! I loved your image today!!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I can feel the softness of these delicate blossoms - simply gorgeous!!

4 Jun 2011 9:41am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hi Sharon - Thank you so much - I love your portrait that you did today! Beautiful!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb backlighting - yet such soft tones! Beautiful shot, Denny!

4 Jun 2011 11:56am

@Stephen: Hi Stephen - Thank you very much sir!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Lovely soft backlight here Denny! It definitely brings out the subtle colours and textures of these blooms. Well done! ;-)

4 Jun 2011 12:14pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric - you're the best, Man! Take care of that little grandson!

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A completely lovely shot right down to the dew drops on the petals!

4 Jun 2011 12:37pm

@Williams: Thank you Paul -I really love your image for today - wow!

Don Smith from California, United States

Nice to see your rhodies on the east coast! Finally have some time to catch my breath a check out other blogs! I like your POV - backlight makes these flowers translucent. Looks as if you had a soft rain come through also - very nice image. Hope all is well. I'm up very early this morning to get my sons off for a round of golf near Pebble Beach. A winter-like storm is hitting us right now so they are going to get a bit wet!

4 Jun 2011 12:54pm

@Don Smith: Hi Don and Thank you so very much. I KNOW you definitely need some R&R. Watching the weather channel last night Dr Forbes was taking abot the oncoming storm and I just thought Wow! Could it be that they'll be skiing at Mammoth through Labor Day?! ;-) Have fun with your sons man, if ANYBODY deserves it, you do ;-)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Well, Denny, I can't do better than Don's description of this image. Lovely!

4 Jun 2011 1:11pm

@Julie Brown: Hey Julie - Thank you so much! I really appreciate it and I a, so sorry I have been missing you and a lot of folks lately, just have so much going on that I can't tap iin the past few days...if nothing else, I will catch up with everyone on Monda...seems my weekends are busier than the weekdays! I just love your Red Tail Hawk images...am going to your site right now to see what Ms Brown has on tap for Saturday...As always, my love and best wishes Julie!

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful, Denny! I love the soft light making them glow....And I love the sparkly sprinkles too!

4 Jun 2011 1:46pm

@Tracy: Hi Tracy - Thank you so much ;-) I lke those champagne bubbles too ;-) But you have to be REALLY old like me to pick up on that Lawrence Welk innuendo! Have a great wekend ...I started to comment on your color weel yesterday but had to run off..so here I come, right......now!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful light you captured here for this shot, Denny - love how it illuminates the petals and those out of focus highlights really work well with the flowers.

4 Jun 2011 3:00pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you so much, Jasin...I appreciate that. Your image for today is so special - for so many reasons....I love it!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great pov Denny ! The pink colors and the background are lovely... Very soft ! Have a wonderful weekend :)

4 Jun 2011 4:20pm

@Tamara: Hi Tamara - Thank you so very much..Have agood one ;-)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice shot :) thx for those beautiful flowers !

4 Jun 2011 7:01pm

@DowsherVision: You Are most welcome! ;-) Thank you so much!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very beautiful! This almost looks like a painting.

4 Jun 2011 7:37pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve! Have a great day!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Soft and lovely, Denny.

5 Jun 2011 3:18am

LauraS from Chico, United States

OOOH! I love this angle, Denny! Pretty light color on the Rhodies.

5 Jun 2011 5:49am

franz from Baden, Austria

pink heaven, as it were! cool angle, gorgeous image!

5 Jun 2011 8:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow Denny, this is gorgeous! It is so soft. It reminds me of a print on a flowing dress.

6 Jun 2011 12:52am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is so beautiful and delicate, the luminosity takes the composition over the top. Outstanding Denny!

6 Jun 2011 1:41am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful soft colors with great yellow highlights.

6 Jun 2011 8:19pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

so soft and beautiful - there's such a amazing sensitivity to your images.

10 Jun 2011 4:30am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Lush and beautiful.

10 Jun 2011 10:56am