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"Get Your Motor Started....

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 18 January 2012 in People & Portrait.

...Head out on the highway..." ...... Here, our granson Ryan was about 5 years old, but still fearless even at that age... A "wipeout" was but a temporary setback - despite the look on his face. He is a go-getter :-)

This is one of my earliest attempts at putting together a collage..I hope to improve that skill ;-)

** 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

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Ha ! Some awesome youthful vigour there, Denny. Love that lower left frame!

18 Jan 2012 5:19am

@Rick: Thank you Rick. I always got a kick out of his look there, too ..thanks ;-)

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Nice bit of story-telling in this collage, Denny!

18 Jan 2012 5:29am

@MissT: Thanik you MissT..ALl the best ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fearless Ryan! Love the collage Denny.

18 Jan 2012 6:30am

@Bill Brown: Thanks Bill - Still needs a bit of straightening and the frames are too square on top of each other time ;-) thanks sir!

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice story Denny.

18 Jan 2012 6:42am

@Nigel: Hi Nigel - Thank you sir!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Born to be wild, it seems! I'm sure he must have learnt from this experience. A fine montage of shots, Denny - and I like the way the bright red of the bike gives a unity to the overall frame.

18 Jan 2012 7:10am

@Stephen: Hi Stephen - Thanks very much...I liked that red outfit and clours too ;-) All the best!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The fearlessness of youth! Brillo!

18 Jan 2012 7:21am

@CElliottUK: Indeed - Thank you sir ;-)

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This is a brilliant collage, great action shots and a lovely capture of expression, Ryan looks disgusted with himself, I am sure Mr fearless was straight back on

18 Jan 2012 7:49am

@Christine: He was very dwefinitely straight back on ...and I just have to laugh each time I see this disgusted look ...) Thanks Christine :-}

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh, this is great ! A lovely collage of beautiful action shots... This is so special ! Have a great day Denny, all the best :)

18 Jan 2012 7:56am

@Tamara: Hi Tamara - Thank you...I hope you are doing well - hugs to you, Oscar, and Mom ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Cool sequence !

18 Jan 2012 7:58am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you Gerard!!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wonderful series, Denny, just a perfect way to tell a little story about a little chap. Excellent!

18 Jan 2012 8:47am

@Richard: Thanks Richard - I loved your idea and resultant image today ;-) All the best!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

"looking for adventure, or whatever comes my way..." Now I won't get that Steppenwolf track out of my head today, that's ok though. Terrific montage of your grandson.

18 Jan 2012 10:30am

@Doug: Sorry about that, Doug. Hopefully, by now, it has dissipated..if not, I'll think of another tune for tomorrow for you!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice idea Denny, good shot selections too.

18 Jan 2012 11:38am

@Curly: Hi Curly - Thank you so much ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

"A "wipeout" was but a temporary setback " . . what a wonderful attitude by which to steer thru Life ! And I agree with Mr Curly on the sequence shooting, Denny !

18 Jan 2012 12:17pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Hi Ronnie - Thank you so much...That is the way Ryan treats things...he simpley :gets back on the horse" and goes for it again!!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

ROFL....what a cute collage Denny! They are all invincible at that age! Well done! ;-)

18 Jan 2012 12:55pm

@Eric Cousineau: Hi Eric - Thank you - he's quite a snappy little guy even more so now that he is 8 years old now!!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful job on the collage, Denny. You really captured the moment perfectly in these shots! I can just see that look of determination to get back on the bike and try it again. :-))

18 Jan 2012 2:47pm

@Jason Politte: Hi Jason - Thank you so much sir ;-) I loved your camoflauge scene today!

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Gute Serie und schöne Collage.

18 Jan 2012 4:10pm

@Heinz: Hi Heinz! Thank you so very much ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great collection of photos...showing every aspect of his adventure on his bike...nice presentation!

18 Jan 2012 5:08pm

@RBL: Hi Ruthie - Thank you ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Supper little boy. Great story and shooting, Denny....:-)

18 Jan 2012 5:12pm

@Lena: Thank you Lena ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

ha, excellent, love the presentation, a little movie with a great hero & each image is really cool !
Sorry i'm not a lot at home this month but think of you, ciao dear*

18 Jan 2012 6:01pm

@k@: No Problem my friend! Always great to hear from you - thank you - Go safely amongst the forest ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ryan really stands out in these shots dressed in red with his red bike. Great action shots captured as well. I like how these four photos are also put in front of a larger photo.

18 Jan 2012 6:09pm

@Steven: Thanks Steven - the collage maker is really very simple and it was a free app on I took it ..Thanks very much!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice story with no words :-)

18 Jan 2012 7:51pm

@Calusarus: Hi Calusarus ;-) Thank you very much ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a fun series. Go Ryan!

18 Jan 2012 8:01pm

@B. Thomas: That he does! He is a go getter ;-) Thanks Barbara!

franz from Baden, Austria

a wonderful sequence of events here, denny! quite the daredevil at 5 years of age, i'd say (and i'd better steel my nerves in time before emilia has crazy ideas like this ... ;-))
i absolutely adore the look on his face !!!

18 Jan 2012 9:35pm

@franz: Hi Franz..Thanks so much - yes I love that look too...Emilia will be super! No matter what she decides to do - I just know it...She cannot lose with great parents and grandparents like I know that you and Irene are!!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


19 Jan 2012 12:23am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

this is so cute! Nice presentation, Denny.

19 Jan 2012 12:38am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A wonderful collage! He is totally cute!

19 Jan 2012 12:42am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Terrific series! Boys and their bikes .... Did I really once do that too.....?

19 Jan 2012 3:10am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fabulous compilation, here, Denny. Really nice job. He IS a go -getter!

19 Jan 2012 3:28am

Mohsen from badnar abbas, Iran

good short story series !

19 Jan 2012 10:34am

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

What a great montage this is, Denny ... I love it!

19 Jan 2012 6:18pm

karla from Omaha, United States

So well captured, Denny, including his facial expression telling the story more fully. A great start to the collage!

22 Jan 2012 12:19am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An aggressive rider it seems. A very cool collage.

27 Jan 2012 4:29am