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Sillhouettes IV - Lovin' Life

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 9 March 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Although I was shivering like a leaf because of the very strong (and cold) wind, this view just knocked me out. The clouds in the sky were just glorious, with all sorts of pinks and yellows, golds and purples. The only unfortunate thing was that this particular perspective was the only one I could use in order to capture the clouds and trees all at once, and the ground, here, has no real undulation, and that makes the bottom of the frame look like...well, a "Frame!" Well, I guess we can't win them all!

Near the top-center of this image, just to the right a bit and hidden behind the cloud is Venus - just barely visible. In the lower right area of the frame, beyond the tree on the right (but the one that is closer to the center of the frame), you may see some canada geese flyng. Finally, a little higher and back towards the middle, going into the golden glow, is a jet liner flying west.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/200 second F/3.5 ISO 100 18 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

sunstonemaria from California, United States

fantastic landscape! love the sky, love the color, love the detail!

9 Mar 2012 6:33am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wow, wonderful tones and light! Totally beautiful view.

9 Mar 2012 6:58am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super frame Denny

9 Mar 2012 7:20am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Absolutely fabulous, love it

9 Mar 2012 7:36am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Stunning colors and composition ! Very very beautiful Denny... Have a great upcoming weekend, hugs :)

9 Mar 2012 8:29am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Mmmh, delightful !
Maybe my favorite in this series.

9 Mar 2012 8:35am

@Gérard Beullac: You are to kind, sir - thank you!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Magnificent, love it!

9 Mar 2012 9:19am

@Richard: Thank you sir - I'll catch up with yours and Mrs H tomorrow ;-)

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Oh yeah! Great color and good choice to minimize the land in the frame.

9 Mar 2012 11:11am

@Julie L. Brown: Thank you very much Julie - will try to catch up with your blog tomorrow ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

you didn't shiver in vain, denny, that's certain! this is a stunningly beautiful skyline of trees and nothing, in perfect contrast and harmony with this awesome sky ... well done indeed, sir !!!

9 Mar 2012 11:26am

@franz: I really appreciate your kindness my friend hugs to you both!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super view; I see all the elements you describe. An excellent image with lots of detail.

9 Mar 2012 11:44am

@Steve Rice: Much appreciated Steve - Thank you ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, those clouds are just gorgeous, Denny! I love how the oranges and blues work so well together with the silhouettes - excellent image!

9 Mar 2012 12:08pm

@Jason Politte: Thnkas very nuch Jason ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Alright, brother : you bestowed a Denny spotlight on me not long ago, and now I'm returning the favor! *This* is my kinda framing for a shot with a sky so eloquent and vast : excellent work, sir! That landscape is a superb and tiny by comparison reference.

9 Mar 2012 12:32pm

@Rick: U da Man - muchas gracias mi hermosa!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

with so much going on in that sky it's still calms my soul...excellent composition Denny

9 Mar 2012 12:39pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wow ! Fantastic sky clouds. very nice scene. wonderful capture.

9 Mar 2012 4:59pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! The clouds truly "dwarf" the landscape below! I didn't expect to see such small trees as I scrolled from top to bottom. Well spotted and captured!

9 Mar 2012 5:43pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a stunner Denny! I might suggest that you may want to crop the lower 1/4 of the shot so that it places all of the focus on the clouds. IMHO...... ;-)

9 Mar 2012 7:44pm

@Eric Cousineau: Yes I completely agree, Eric. That's kind of what I was eferring to in my text..I actually meant to chop it last night but as usual am so busy on Thursdays through Sundays, I did not have a chance :-) Thanks good buddy!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very impressive sky, love the dapples of silhouetted trees! Great capture!

9 Mar 2012 8:41pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

the nice one
i like it

9 Mar 2012 9:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow Denny, this is absolutely gorgeous! This is definitely my favorite so far. A gorgeous landscape. Hope you have a great weekend!

9 Mar 2012 9:21pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks very much, Elaine ;-)

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal


9 Mar 2012 10:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


10 Mar 2012 12:10am

Mike from California, United States

Super shot Denny...Nicely composed with lots of interesting elements to visually explore !

10 Mar 2012 7:14pm

1/200 second
ISO 100
18 mm