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Winter Gold

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 4 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Hunterdon County, New Jersey - Trees now bare for the winter season cast their reflections on a cold, calm pond.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/30 second F/6.3 ISO 100 141 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

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Perfect title. Amazing light.

4 Jan 2012 7:41am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Evocates me After the Gold Rush, by Neil Young.

4 Jan 2012 8:24am

Richard from United Kingdom

Love the golden hues, really well spotted Mr J!

4 Jan 2012 8:26am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I feel like I could walk right across to that shoreline - providing I was wearing the Golden Boots !

4 Jan 2012 10:45am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautifully shot, Denny - the golds are magical here.

4 Jan 2012 11:48am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image, I love the golden light

4 Jan 2012 12:45pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Stunning image.

4 Jan 2012 4:24pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

That is a truly beautiful shot, Denny. Your generous portion of reflection makes for a glorious bath of golds. Superb!

4 Jan 2012 5:59pm

@Rick: I almost titled this "Acapulco Gold" but it would likely fall on deaf ears...:-) Thanx sir!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Welcome back Denny :) Gold reflections.... This is really magical ! Great work ! Have a wonderful day, hugs :)

4 Jan 2012 6:08pm

@Tamara: <3

PD from Kansas, United States

Great image!

4 Jan 2012 6:58pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

This is beautiful, Denny! Wonderful composition and balance...fantastic color!

4 Jan 2012 7:24pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super title for this golden capture Denny! 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

4 Jan 2012 7:43pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Amizing ! beautiful reflections Winter Gold. great shot Denny.....:-)

4 Jan 2012 8:37pm

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

FANTASTIC reflections, Denny ... this is magical!
Thanks for your warm comment on my post today.

4 Jan 2012 10:15pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Denny this is just beautiful.

4 Jan 2012 10:28pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Really lovely Denny. The beautiful warm gold & the contrast between top & bottom is just stunning.

4 Jan 2012 10:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Incredible! I love these golden reflections.

4 Jan 2012 11:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous reflection! I love the color!

5 Jan 2012 1:34am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

A wonderful composition Denny! I like the vertical lines in this and the warm tones that give a nice touch to a winter scene! It sounds like your keeping very busy! Thanks for the thoughts and have a fantastic start to the New Year!

5 Jan 2012 6:33am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love this image, Denny. Very Impressionistic and the gold is absolutely marvelous! What a beautiful and strange contrast between the warmth of the image and cold of the pond.

5 Jan 2012 11:24am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, golden indeed. Nicely done.

5 Jan 2012 7:09pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is so lovely in it's simplicity and beautiful light, Denny! I just love the softly painted looking reflections in the water.

5 Jan 2012 8:15pm

@Tracy: Thank you Tracy :-) All the best!

Dawn from Quartz Hill, United States

Nice Shot Glad You Have A Family Feeling

5 Jan 2012 8:42pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is pure color spotlight material, denny! love the warm tonality and the gorgeous reflections!

5 Jan 2012 10:07pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Stunning warm colour

6 Jan 2012 10:00pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

oooh. oooh! Liquid gold.

7 Jan 2012 1:21am

Mike from California, United States

What a great reflection shot...The color is stunning.

7 Jan 2012 8:31pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!

7 Jan 2012 10:03pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is nicely done Denny, just wondering if there was any room to include even more water in the foreground and go for a long vertical frame?
Worth a thought next time.

9 Jan 2012 4:43pm

@Curly: Hi Curly - Thanks for the great comment :-) This is kind of funny because, to answer your question, Yes, there IS more water which I could have certainly used (included)... I cropped it here because I was a bit concerned (overly, perhaps) that I would "lose" attractiveness to the vegetation in all of it's glory at the expense of the reflection which, admittedly, was quite beautiful. So being the nice guy that I am, I decided to compromise and go with this cut....A GREAT suggestion though and I am really having third and forth thoughts :-) As Always thank you very much, Curly :-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! Stunning composition that you captured so beautifully! Love that color!

9 Jan 2012 8:51pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Beautiful way to find the interesting winter color. Nice!

11 Jan 2012 11:08am

OLYMPUS E-510
1/30 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
141 mm

winter
gold