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Bluets, "Fade to Light" & A Message from Denny

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 April 2012 in Plant & Nature.

HI AGAIN EVERYONE:

I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I WILL BE TAKING A BREAK FROM AM3 FOR ABOUT 6 WEEKS, BEGINNING MONDAY, 16 APRIL. MY PLAN RIGHT NOW IS TO RETURN SOMETIME AROUND JUNE 4, 2012

I AM SCHEDULED TO HAVE SURGERY ON APRIL 19 AND 20. THE SURGERY WILL BE TO REMOVE A BASAL CELL CARCINOMA (SKIN CANCER) THAT IS VERY NEAR MY RIGHT EYE (MY "GOOD" EYE!).....I HAVE BEEN PRONE TO DEVELOPING SKIN CANCERS FOR MANY YEARS, MOSTLY AROUND MY FACE AND NECK. SO FAR, THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVABLE. AND DID NOT RETURN
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA IS SERIOUS BUT NOT QUITE AS SCARY AS IT SOUNDS, UNLESS YOU TRY TO IGNORE IT. BUT I PROBABLY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO VERY MUCH READING OR VIEWING FOR SEVERAL DAYS AFTERWARDS. THE 2 DAY SCENARIO IS BECAUSE, ONE DAY THEY HAVE TO REMOVE THE CANCER, AND THEN, THE NEXT DAY, SINCE IT IS SO CLOSE TO MY EYE, A DIFFERENT SURGEON IN A DIFFERENT CLINIC WILL CLOSE THE WOUND WITH STITCHES (THEY WILL USE PRESSURE BANDAGES TO "HOLD EVERYTHING TOGETHER" OVERNIGHT FROM APRIL 19 TO APRIL 20...GOOD GRIEF)!!

FOLLOWING THE SURGERY, I WILL BE TAKING TIME TO RECUPERATE, RECHARGE MY CREATIVE ENERGIES, AND FINISH-UP SOME LONG-OVERDUE PHOTOGRAPHIC SUBMITTALS THAT I OWE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, SO I CAN FINALLY GET THAT CERTIFICATE ;-)

I HAVE "PRE-POSTED" SOME IMAGES OVER THE NEXT 3-4 DAYS. AFTER THAT, YOU MAY SEE RANDOM SHOTS AS THE WEEKS GO BY.

IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT ME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO SO ANY TIME YOU WISH - BARBARA CAN READ TO ME IF I CANNOT SEE ;-) - YOU CAN SEND EMAILS ANY TIME TOTHE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES: dennyjump [AT] gmail [DOT] com OR dandbjump [AT] mac [DOT] com - OR just click on the "contact" button ON MY AM3 BLOG PAGE ;-)

SO. THAT'S THE NEWS FROM ME! I WILL DO MY VERY BEST TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH EVERYONE..IN THE MEANTIME , I WISH ALL OF YOU MY LOVE AND BEST WISHES! KEEP ON SHOOTING!

PEACE AND LOVE - DENNY

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This Picture: Bluets (Houstonia caerulea)
Half in the sun / half in the shade - A photo "no no," perhaps, but I still could not resist grapping this wonderful cluster of bluets along the Appalachian trail on Saturday, April 7, 2012.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 100 180 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
1/80 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
180 mm

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