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All Tangled Up

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 22 August 2012 in Abstract & Conceptual.

Hi Everyone.

I just wanted to say to everyone how sorry I am for not responding to your wonderful comments and not commenting on your great images. Although I have found a little time, here and there, to post images, I have not been able to garner sufficient time to do what I like to do best - which is to view YOUR work and add my "2 cents" to the commentary. Hopefully this situation will clear up soon, but please know that I REALLY appreciate everyone's kindness and great remarks to me. As soon as I can I will spend more time with everyone's blogsite because I truly love to view your work and "share the love" by conversing with all of you.

But, for now, this scene pretty much depicts my status: A wreck, tangled up in weeds.

Cheers to all an thanks again! <3 Denny

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 800 154 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

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I hope you get untangled soon. I really like this shot of the wreck amongst the flowers, nice framing

22 Aug 2012 5:51am

@Christine: Hi Christine. You two are the best -... Thank you SO much for "hanging with" me even though I don't visit much lately - I'll be back :-) <3

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

The picture is really beautiful, for some reason it seems to be shouting summer with very loud voice...

22 Aug 2012 6:03am

@ursulakatariina: It rather does shout summer with all of those Queens Lace flowers around - Thank you very much, Ursulakatariina!

Abena from Maseru, Lesotho

Thats the most beautiful wreck I've ever seen :) ...and it really does say summer...lovely compo!

22 Aug 2012 9:37am

@Abena: Hi Abena - Thank you so very much :-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image of this "fixer upper" in among the wild flowers, I hope you become untangled soon Denny

22 Aug 2012 1:46pm

@Doug: Hi DOug - Thank you very much for your always kind and supportive comments - much appreciated.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

It may be all tangled up, but you have made a great composition from a difficult scene....I know you will do the same in your life! Hope you are "Hanging in There" my friend...When things get tough around our house we like to quote the wise Dory from Finding Nemo "Just Keep Swimming!"

22 Aug 2012 2:21pm

@Tracy: With all the experience I have had painting over the years - I use a variation of your term by telling myself - Just Keep Painting :-) Thanks Tracy...I thought you were headed back west by now.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A nicely sunlit shot of something I see quite a lot in Toronto, which is the bike corpse capital of the world it seems. You're such a nice guy; don't worry about time management on Am3 if you just don't have it to manage, buddy ;-) ~ we'll be blessed by your commentary and visits when you can fit them in, but I hope things ease up on you schedule wise !

22 Aug 2012 4:13pm

@Rick: Thanks Rick - I really appreciate your kind words...YOU are the nice guy though!

L'angevine from Angers, France

eh il y a eu mais un accrochage,espérons qu'il n'y ai aucun blessé....

22 Aug 2012 4:22pm

@L'angevine: Hi L'Angevinbe - Thank you :-) Gladly, the only injuries were to the bicycle :-) I hope you have been well ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Ouch, what happened here?

22 Aug 2012 4:25pm

@Ralph Jones: It was a rumble in the jungle I think :-) Thanks Ralph ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

I like how you framed this ;))

22 Aug 2012 4:43pm

@k@: Thank you dear Karine ;-) I hope you are cooled down somewhat by now...tempos in Paris were rediculously hot weren't they??? hugs :-) dj

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

I like your image, Denny ... and weeds or flowers ... they make a wonderful bouquet for the bike! ♥

22 Aug 2012 5:26pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Hi Judy - Thanks so very much. They are Queens Lace, I believe - they belong to what I call the Floweed" category...Sopme call them weeds, some call them wildflower...although they grow like weeds around here in the summer, I still look upon them as wildflowers....Thanks so much!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Even in such destruction there is beauty Denny! Great light and focal control here to make for a wonderful composition! Keep the faith my friend....there is light at the end of the tunnel! ;-)

22 Aug 2012 6:04pm

@Eric Cousineau: I just hope the light isn't a CN Freight train on a downslope run...Thaks Eric :-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great find ... the beautiful light and flowers add so much charm! Fantastic shot ... love it!

22 Aug 2012 8:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful image! I like the contrast of the flowers and the old bike. You sound overwhelmed. I hope you are doing all right.

22 Aug 2012 10:57pm

PD from Kansas, United States

Nice image - agree with others - nice contrasts here!

23 Aug 2012 2:03am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot of the bike and pretty weeds.

23 Aug 2012 2:10am

franz from Baden, Austria

time - and nature - heal all wounds, they say ... what a poetic image, denny!
and DO take it easy with work, will you ? ;-))

24 Aug 2012 6:35pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Denny, what a fabulously evocative photo. It is just stupendous!

25 Aug 2012 7:10am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Denny Jump, you should get an award. The greatest commenter on Aminus3 award. Your kindness is just so lovely and a friendship that Christine and I value very much. I write this while watching a programme on Prog Rock on the BBC. . . You'd love it!

25 Aug 2012 7:48pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Nice composition. This picture manages to tell a story as well as record a scene. Well done.

27 Aug 2012 7:39am

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

Very lovely composition

1 Sep 2012 12:01pm

1/250 second
ISO 800
154 mm