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Searching for Nirvana

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 25 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Aren't we all.
I hope you find it this weekend :-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/100 second F/16.0 ISO 400 104 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

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

When you find it-- tell me?!

25 Feb 2012 5:38am

@Bettina: I will ;-) Hugs!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Me too! Love the colours and the thoughts evoked by this image. The Very Talented Mr Jump

25 Feb 2012 6:58am

@Richard: Too kind, Monsieur! All the best:-)

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I love the limited colours of the magnifecent sky and the green plants. A lovely calm image. Have a great weekend Denny

25 Feb 2012 7:57am

@Christine: Hi Christine - Thank you so much. This is a field of soy that the farmers "switch off" with corn, i.e. some years they plant corn, and some years they plant soy...The tall "searching party" here, is corn from the preceding year-- I captured this a few summers ago...nothing growing in our nearby fields right now -) Cheers, you two!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This has a wonderfully joyful feel to it Denny! Nicely captured! ;-)

25 Feb 2012 1:40pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric - have a great weekend!

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

This image is restful. Let there be some peace in your weekend, Denny ... as a follow-up to your earlier posting about the problems in our corporate offices.

25 Feb 2012 2:29pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Not even thinking about corp now ;-) Thanks Judy!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Spectacular light!

25 Feb 2012 2:42pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve - yes that is what I like, too ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Amizing scene...peaceful feel... I hope I can be there...:-)

25 Feb 2012 4:17pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena...Love your tulip today :-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous! Love those stalks. I think the search remains the point of it all; the ups and downs, hopes and lost dreams, all designed to keep us moving forward. (which is why I appreciate a sweet photo like this one, where I can STOP for a while)

25 Feb 2012 5:06pm

@Rick: Absolutely - it is the quest that reins highest. Thanks so much for your comments here , as always, and your thoughtful reponse to me ramblings on your post ;-) on another note..it is REEZIN' down here today...not so much the temps but the wind chill with 50 mph gusts!!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Just beautiful! It is so warm and makes me happy!

25 Feb 2012 6:23pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I'm finding Nirvana in this daily AM3 photoblog today. Wonderful share, Denny.

25 Feb 2012 7:54pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful image & wish Denny. A nice rebound from your not so happy statement yesterday. Stay warm my friend.

25 Feb 2012 8:35pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wow, beautiful image!

25 Feb 2012 9:15pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

a beautiful image that provokes thought - well done!

26 Feb 2012 12:16am

franz from Baden, Austria

love the warm colors and the striking silhouettes here - and the well-meant title ;-))

26 Feb 2012 2:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Yes, we are. Nice title and shot.

27 Feb 2012 3:11am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Cool shot.

27 Feb 2012 11:03am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

this is georgous! my kind of image :-)) great perspective and colour

27 Feb 2012 3:45pm

OLYMPUS E-510
1/100 second
F/16.0
ISO 400
104 mm

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