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"MCR"

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

Simply know by locals as "MCR," this is A view of a very small piece of the much larger Merrill Creek Reservoir, which is located just east of Phillipsburg, NJ in Warren County. In turn, MCR is only 20 minutes from our home in Easton, PA (we are just across the Delaware River from Phillipsburg, New Jersey).

Merrill Creek Reservoir is truly a paradise for anyone who loves the outdoors: Hikers, Fishermen, Botanists, Photographers, Naturalists, Bird Lovers, Boaters, Canooers..well, you get the idea. It is a wonderful place to go and spend 2 or 3 hours walking arond the 8 mile trail or all day if you wish. I have shot many sunrise and other images from here.

I owe my knowledge of MCR to Easton resident and fellow AM# friend Julie Finley.

When you want peace, serenity, beuaty and nature, MCR is definitely the place to go in Eastern PA or Western NJ.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/125 second F/4.0 ISO 100 70 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

OLYMPUS E-510
1/125 second
F/4.0
ISO 100
70 mm

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