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John Heinz National Willife Refuge at Tinicum

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

After taking Barbara to the Philadelphia Airport on Wednesday mornng, I was encouraged by traffic problems to venture just north of the airport to do a bit of exploringn at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum (This area was occupied by the Lenape Indians who named it Tinicum).

This spot is absolutely amazing: Situated between Interstate 95, Philadelphia International Airport, and the Delaware River to the south - numerous Refineries and gas plants to the north, this vast marshland is the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania.

I spent a good deal of time exploring and taking images as best I could allowing for the fact that the morning was bright and sunny and the oncoming mid-day was fast approaching.

Over the coming days or weeks, I hope to share some of the photos that I captured here I hope you enjoy.

Oh, and By The Way - Barbara arrived in San Francisco safe ad sound and is now ebjoying little Aurora Jean immensely! Thanks to al of you for your wonderful comments and notes.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/50 second F/8.0 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
1/50 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
70 mm

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