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Last Slide of the Season-Hats Off to Little League

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 26 August 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture.

I captured the "Original" of this shot of Tyler almost 6 weeks ago, but following the end of the season, I wanted to display this image of him sliding into home plate, and thereby scoring a run, in an All Star Playoff Game.

I processed this image in "Topaz B&W Effects- Simplify" mode, which actually removes detail and casts somewhat of a watercolour effect. I was rather pleased with it. Please let me know how you like it.

And finally, I wanted to sound my trumpet one last time....Not about our own grandkids, but, instead, about Little League Baseball which is actually an international organization.There are teams from all around the world, such as the team from Uganda whom Barbara and I had the privelage to see frecently in Williamsport, PA. Their story, about how they got here, is so touching and emotional.

The International Little League Organization is truly focused on good will, comraderie, and most of all, good sportsmanship.There are many so-called Professionals, who could take more than one lesson, in that regard, from these 11 and 12 year old kids.

** 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