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Jack's Reflection

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 March 2012 in Abstract & Conceptual.

Lat night I received a wonderful email and suggestion for cropping yesterday's image from Jack Larson. Anybody who is familliar with Jack knows that his artistry and conceptual vision is second to none. He is one whom I look up to so very much. So I hope I did this correctly - this is the vision and suggestion that Jack had for my yesterday's image.I love this suggestion. Thanks so much Jack!

** 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

Rupesh from kudal, India

‘’ Very nice & interesting……..”

23 Mar 2012 6:02am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

It does look great cropped and nice to see a comparison of the two, this is a great capture seen with a photographers eye :)

23 Mar 2012 7:42am

Christine from Iseste, France

très jolie photo...

23 Mar 2012 7:54am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Yes, an interesting suggestion.
Maybe I would be more radical in the crop in a way of eliminating also the yellow herbs at the foreground....

23 Mar 2012 7:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

They are turning your wonderful image into a bar-code, Denny ! If I had a scanner to hand, it'd come up "Copyright Denny Jump Photo © 2012" for sure.

23 Mar 2012 8:06am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Both versions are verry beautiful Denny, I love these reflections ! Also the soft to es are great... Have a lovely day, hugs :)

23 Mar 2012 8:21am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A superb version of this amazing sight Denny, both are wonderful images, although I think cropping has made it more abstract.

23 Mar 2012 10:12am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I really, really, really, really, really like this image Denny. I did not have a chance to see the "original" version until after I read that you had actually cropped an earlier image. All I can say is that I love this image. I am going to go look at the original image now and I will let you know which one I prefer.

23 Mar 2012 10:31am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

This crop does make for a better composition, Denny. Nice piece of advice you got there. :-)

23 Mar 2012 11:15am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful improvement Denny! It gives it an ethereal feel to it! Well done! ;-)

23 Mar 2012 12:11pm

christine from oelegem, Belgium

It surely was a good idea to present both versions, this one is almost an abstract painting. Cutting of the upper part makes it mysterious.

23 Mar 2012 12:14pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

NICE!

23 Mar 2012 3:07pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

perfect scene....

23 Mar 2012 3:12pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I quite like Jack's suggestion and your willingness to try it on, which resulted in a nicely abstract and still beautifully "haunting" shot. This is a spot where I would be returning, taking a few more frames to maybe get a slightly altered angle that would give you more buffer at the tops and bottoms of these magical levitating trees, but without the need for a crop later. That was an awkwardly constructed sentence, buddy, but I think you know what I mean. Both shots rock!

23 Mar 2012 3:20pm

David Ahrens from Roseville, California, United States

This is a wonderful image and I, too, agree with Jack's suggestion. There is much more power and emotion in this version of the photo. Serene, yet forlorn.

23 Mar 2012 7:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!!!

23 Mar 2012 7:05pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic crop Denny - a very attractive photo with impact! Have a great weekend!

23 Mar 2012 8:58pm

Sido from Seville, Spain

I like them both. To me they are different pictures. This one is very graphic and the previous one looks more like a landscape. Beautiful shot anyway.

23 Mar 2012 10:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I like it. I think I like it better than yesterday's photo!

23 Mar 2012 11:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

yes!! (thanks for the kind words)

24 Mar 2012 2:02am

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this is CALENDAR material !!!
i checked out both versions, took my time considering, and finally arrived at a carefully calculated opinion -- i like both images ;-))

24 Mar 2012 7:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This crop improves the shot a lot. Nice work.

30 Mar 2012 5:35pm