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Giving Thanks

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 24 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

On this day, all things look toward the sky to pray for peace, forgiveness and grattitude for what we have and who we have.

Nature, although fragile, looks to the sky and gives thanks too...we just don't always see it.

Let us hope that we can find commonality, love, and tolerance in our world.
Enough, at least, to allow us to listen without casting judgement and love without feeling jealousy.

Let us give thanks for our family and friends and pray for all of humanity

I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all in the US - and I wish a Happy Heart to all in the world!

OLYMPUS E-600 1/30 second F/6.3 ISO 100 180 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

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Nature always has some form of celebration going on - all we hafta do is look. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Denny.

24 Nov 2011 6:03am

k@ from Paris, France

What a beautiful title for this very day, and what a lovely image to accompany. We should thank every morning, shouldn't we ? I do. Have a delicious one with your closest sweeties & thanks for the softness in the image & words shared here, we all need it to feel happy to just BE. See you dear ~ *

24 Nov 2011 7:27am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautiful soft image and lovely words. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Barbara and family

24 Nov 2011 7:34am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

I echo Christine and Karine's words. Just think how we have found much of what you speak of through AM3 Denny? And long may it continue. Lovely shot and have a super weekend with the family.

24 Nov 2011 8:04am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The image is completly in accordance with your words.
And I like it. Good feeling.
Have a good Thanksgiving, you and your family !

24 Nov 2011 11:47am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful warm image to celebrate with Denny! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! ;-)

24 Nov 2011 12:53pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image. Love it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. :)

24 Nov 2011 2:02pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A lovely shot with fine DOF. Your Thanksgiving thoughts capture the true meaning of the day, lets hope they don't get trampled by football. Have a wonderful day my friend.

24 Nov 2011 2:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Denny!!

24 Nov 2011 3:06pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Barbara and the rest of the family Denny ! Enjoy your day :)

24 Nov 2011 3:16pm

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Denny, Happy Thanksgiving to and the family...

24 Nov 2011 3:17pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Lovely image...Happy Thanksgiving and your family Denny.....:-))

24 Nov 2011 3:22pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Thank you for your nature shot and for your meaningful prayer. You have a huge heart!
May I please return the same blessings to you and yours on this Thanksgiving Day!

24 Nov 2011 3:42pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful colors! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family Denny. We are enjoying Thanksgiving in SoCal.

24 Nov 2011 4:41pm

k@ from Paris, France

Thanks for your lovely email & again a warm & sweet evening to you all*** (yummy smells from the oven ;)

24 Nov 2011 7:20pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


24 Nov 2011 7:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


24 Nov 2011 8:55pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Perfect image for today - Happy Thanksgiving, Denny!

25 Nov 2011 2:30am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such beauiful berries - Happy Thanksgiving Denny!

25 Nov 2011 2:42am

LauraS from Chico, United States

What a nice sentiment you expressed today, and it so matches this perfectly graceful and loving photograph. The DOF on this is superb, Denny. Just beautiful subtle colors in the background to give the little berries a great showing. All the same blessing back to you.

25 Nov 2011 3:35am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice. fine commentary

25 Nov 2011 3:43am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. I love what you said. Happy Thanksgiving Denny to you and your family.

25 Nov 2011 3:59am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic Denny, love the warm light, amber colors and beautiful bokeh, hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

27 Nov 2011 8:33pm

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