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New Beginning for Maples

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 9 April 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This spring has been very dry and windy. Nevertheless, the trees along the Appalachian Trail stubbornly begin their new growth. This one was captured on a hike Barbara and i took on Saturday.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/50 second F/5.9 ISO 100 124 mm

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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.

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- 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

Wonderful light and colour!

9 Apr 2012 5:10am

@ursulakatariina: Hi ursulakatariina - thank you so much!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such an uplifting time of year . . new life wherever we look. I like the 'twist' in this - as if fingers are crossed !

9 Apr 2012 5:33am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you Ronnie2....Yes I liked that as well..the branches were engaged....

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely light here

9 Apr 2012 6:51am

@Nigel: Thanks so much, Nigel =-all the best ;-)

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wonderful colour and capture of light, I love watching the change in the budding trees everyday at the moment, on our dog walk

9 Apr 2012 7:25am

@Christine: I do too...watching maple trees - and all trees - really is a wonderful time spent :-) Thanks Christine1

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

You've captured the light so perfectly, love it Mr J

9 Apr 2012 7:31am

@Richard: Thank you so much sir - all the best ;-)

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful light and colours.

9 Apr 2012 7:38am

@Aubélia: Thank you very much, Aubelia - I love your images!!

christine from oelegem, Belgium

Very nice, excellent light and shadows. Spring has been very dry here also, but nature goes it's own way and shows it's strength. After each endless winter, there will always be a spring.

9 Apr 2012 8:32am

@christine: I agree - Thank you Christine - I really liked your imiage for today as well ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow I love the colour both of the leaves and of the superb bokeh you have captured Denny, a wonderful image

9 Apr 2012 9:18am

@Doug: Hi Doug - Thank you so much ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, fantastic colors, Denny - that backlighting makes the leaves look like fire. Great shot!

9 Apr 2012 11:14am

@Jason Politte: Thanks very much, Jason..it was waiting for me a la Ansel

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Beautifully isolated Denny, good shot.

9 Apr 2012 11:18am

@Curly: Thanksvery much, Curly!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful light. Well seen, Denny.

9 Apr 2012 3:06pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you barbara!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

What a gorgeous bokeh and beautiful colors! How are you, Denny? How's the family?

9 Apr 2012 4:46pm

@Bettina: I am still kickin' Been thinking about you lately - we are good - how's by you and those two kids??

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sublime.

9 Apr 2012 5:19pm

@Steve Rice: Hi Steve- Thanks very much!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Fragile and beautiful and soon to be fully realized. A lovely shot with great light.

9 Apr 2012 5:29pm

@Rick: Thank you kindly sir!

Lena from San Francisco, United States

So beautful image. well seen Denny.

9 Apr 2012 5:52pm

@Lena: Thank you Lena ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light and rich colour to hearald it's arrival! Excellent focal control here Denny! Well done! ;-)

9 Apr 2012 6:04pm

@Eric Cousineau: Hi Eric - Thank you so much, sir!

RBL from Oxford, United States

This is very beautiful, Denny...love the golden warmth and tones in your photo, really gorgeous. I have a similiar post for Wednesday. Have a great day :)

9 Apr 2012 7:55pm

@RBL: Loved your previous shots Ruithie - I missed a ton of them loved the maple p[ods...Thanks, too ;-0

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous light and color! We definitely need some rain.

9 Apr 2012 8:07pm

@Elaine Hancock: Yes we do - Thank so much ELaine

LauraS from Chico, United States

Exquisite shot, Denny. I really love this composition and DOF.

9 Apr 2012 9:19pm

@LauraS: Hi Laura - Thank you :-)

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

New life ... on a perfect weekend, when Jesus gave us all a new beginning!

9 Apr 2012 11:40pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Absolutely Judy. Wishing you a wonderful week too ;-) Thanks so much

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful colors for this shot full of promises!

10 Apr 2012 4:45am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I love the intensity of both light and color!

10 Apr 2012 6:25am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Very pretty light.

10 Apr 2012 9:26am

Anastasia from Prague, Czech Republic

hello, this photo looks really beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comments, it helps me and it was a big motivation. Big thanks for you,
I wish you lots of great photos :) Keep it photographing

10 Apr 2012 3:52pm

Annie from Prague, Czech Republic

great colors!!

12 Apr 2012 7:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

yes, the true symbol of new life in the new season ...

13 Apr 2012 7:20pm

C. Intempor'elle from Paris, France

Such a really pretty picture.

29 Jun 2012 6:26pm

OLYMPUS E-510
1/50 second
F/5.9
ISO 100
124 mm

appalachian
trail
maple