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sillhouettes - II - Lamp on Right

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 6 March 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

HI EVERYONE, I JUST WANTED TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR VERY KIND COMMENTS OVER THE WEEKEND, EVEN THOUGH MY PRESENCE IS often "SCARCE" ;-) I REALLY DO APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS!

I call this, (oddly enough) "Lamp on Right." These sillhouette images were all captured last Saturday evening within 5 minutes of our condo. I posted this particular image because it seems to nicely show the transition that was going on at the time from the yellow gold on the horizon, to the blue higher in the sky - I was loving that ;-) This location is part of a golf course, that also has some open, unused area where one can enjoy views without diturbing the golfers. So I availed myself of the opportunity.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/30 second F/6.3 ISO 200 60 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

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wow, Denny, this is really beautiful capture!

6 Mar 2012 6:24am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely colour and compo

6 Mar 2012 7:31am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I love this, so simple and the colours are beautiful. It looks as if the light is giving the golden glow. It is like a lovely painting.
Thank you for your lovely comments Denny and yes I am feeling much, much better :))

6 Mar 2012 9:11am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

The light -- both natural and man-made -- is the star here. The trees are just witnesses.

6 Mar 2012 9:14am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Beautiful, especially this smooth gradation between blue and yellow.

6 Mar 2012 9:16am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Love the shapes and the silhouettes here... And your funny title also :))) have a great day Denny, hugs to you, B. and C. :)

6 Mar 2012 10:14am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

what a wonderful feeling you have captured ... a perfect evening ~ and a perfect title.
Have a fabulous day, my friend :)

6 Mar 2012 10:41am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

It's a very beautiful shot and a wonderful composition, Denny - the lamp really works so well here.

6 Mar 2012 12:21pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

good eye Denny! I really like this one..very soothing to look at.

6 Mar 2012 12:59pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A stunning capture Denny! The colour of the light from both sources is almost exactly the same! Well done! ;-)

6 Mar 2012 2:04pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Wonderful simplicity here, Denny.

6 Mar 2012 2:37pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Damned perfect shot Denny, lovely deep blacks!

6 Mar 2012 3:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love this one. The best so far.

6 Mar 2012 3:50pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very lovely scene with rolling landscape, detailed silhouetting, and the soft colors in the sky...very well done Denny and a very peaceful scene to visit!

6 Mar 2012 3:53pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice scenery....

6 Mar 2012 3:55pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

WOW YOU GUYS ARE KNOCKING ME OUT! I AM SO FLATTERED AND HONOURED BY YOUR COMMENTS AND COMPLIMENTS - THANKS VERY MUCH TO ALL OF YOU <3 DENNY :-)

6 Mar 2012 5:10pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Well, here's another thumbs UP comment for you, buddy : this is great! The lamp is both "alien" and natural to the shot, all at once. The light is amazing and it appears that the scene has been lit by this lamp, which makes it very cool.

6 Mar 2012 6:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Another nice shot of the trees and the lamp post.

6 Mar 2012 8:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great composition. I love the rolling hillside captured here, rather than just a flat piece of land. Great silhouettes againat the colorful sky!

6 Mar 2012 8:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the tree silhouettes and the sky. Beautiful!

6 Mar 2012 11:46pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful composition again, this time with the light as and additional point of interest! beautifully taken!

7 Mar 2012 1:47am

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

This is a wonderfully beautiful image, Denny.
I also find that the lower half of the image makes an equally striking photo, with the focus on all the elements of color and silhouettes.

7 Mar 2012 2:14am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Lovely colors! Nice composition, great silhouettes!

7 Mar 2012 12:13pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i LOVE the gentle curves of the landscape on the horizon! and i like how the light of the lamp comes through in competition with the natural light !!!

7 Mar 2012 7:36pm

OLYMPUS E-510
1/30 second
F/6.3
ISO 200
60 mm

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