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Who Needs a Street Light?

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 1 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Setting: Monday night Sunset, August 29, 2011....Easton, PA....

So, there I was, "running" down the street to the nearest spot that was "open" enough to get at least a fraction of a view of this dynamic sunset. This quickly became a comic opera, because, with my lousy knees, my "run" basically resembles that of Chester in Gunsmoke, or - for those of you who are wondering who the hell Chester is - a giraffe with two sprained ankles.

Somehow, I got to the spot and managed to capture a few frames. The air was still and the night was silent , save the sound of a screaming brat in the condo behind me as it pierced the silence like fingernails on a blackboard. But I really didn't notice...it just makes a cool comic relief.

Final Take: One nice thing about Olympus (in my opinion) is that their jpeg color is phenomenal...perfect really! This is JPEG, not RAW. The color you see is the color I saw. Period!... No further adjustments were needed.
I hope you enjoyed this... I didn't even need a street light!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/8 second F/8.0 ISO 100 18 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
1/8 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
18 mm

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