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Aurora at the Fountains

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 February 2012 in People & Portrait.

First off - This is our granddaughter Aurora Jump at the fountains in Golden Gate Park....I must be honest here and tell you that I did not CAPTURE this shot. Our daughter-in-law, Lyndsy caught it on her iPhone and then she sent the jpeg to me via text message. Upn receiving it, I loaded into my iMac and I processed it with the snazzy new Snapseed app by NIK Software. It is definitely a cool app. And just perfect for photags on a shoestring budget - like me ;-) For this image, I used the Tilt-Shift Mode and then I tweaked the tones and other facets of the original jpg. But, we all know the REAL star of the show is Aurora! She can hold an audience tighter than a ballad sung by Carmen McRae!! ...Oh, and by the way, Aurora will be 18 Months old on Feb 15! Can you believe it ?

** 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

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