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Reflections from A Shallow Pool - Yellowstone N.P.

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

During our visit to Yellowstone a few years ago, I came upon this shallow pool of mud, spring, and reflections. After reading Don Smith's very excellent "Nature's Best" Blog post about reflections, I double checked this image to see if it looked like it did on the day that I actually captured it ...well, as far as I can recall, it does :-) The silvery/gold hue in the water was a combination of the chemicals, the colour of the mud, and the fact that there were clouds above which were mixed white and dark grey.. By the same token, the "chemicalized coloration" of the water also affected the vision of the sky from the water accordingly ;-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/7.1 ISO 100 77 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

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OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/7.1
ISO 100
77 mm

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