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Peace Piece

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 30 August 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Many years ago, the brilliant Jazz pianist, Bill Evans, wrote a composition that he titled, "Peace Piece." It is a mellow,yet energizing composition... as only Evans could do. The melody still lives with me and always makes me think of friends, past and present.

This wildflower, as lovely as it is, grows on top of a tall, "ugly" stalk that most people would call a weed. I captured this because it reminds me that beauty is all around us if we just open our hearts....and so is friendship.

Tomorrow, I will be paying memorial tribute to a beloved brother in arms ... I am so saddened that my beloved Vietnam buddy, Preston Powell passed away last week. I hope that you will have time tomorrow when I introduce him to you as I "pay some dues"....Thank you.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/180 second F/11.0 ISO 400 252 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

OLYMPUS E-510
1/180 second
F/11.0
ISO 400
252 mm

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