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"Liftoff"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 October 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

The rain poured for 2 days, the temperatures dropped, our middle grandsons football team lost the game but he scored both of their touchdowns..in the rain...in the cold......Then, later in the day at the golden hour, as is often the case, the sun made an appearance and things gor really dramatic, really quick. I was granted permission to get out and take a few shots up the road at a few spots that I felt would have potential... They did.

This is from the first spot just minutes from Amy's house - looking Northeast. This ridge is almost always pretty in the fall and it directly faces the setting sun. I thought you might like to start this little series with a "broad shot" jst to give you an idea of the variety of colours seen here.

I have about 3 or 4 more from this one panic-stricken photo shoot (I only had about an 50 minutes before the sun would totally disappear). I plan to post a new image every second day.

We are having a good time Thanks to all of you for being so kind and commenting on my blog - I am really sorry that I have not been able to respond but I thank you all so much...I hope you enjoy ;-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/50 second F/11.0 ISO 100 252 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

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

I just knew there had to be a reason for me to take a peek in the middle of the night ... glorious, glorious New England color!
Have a magnificent and blessed Sunday!

7 Oct 2012 6:26am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wonderful colours!

7 Oct 2012 7:02am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Worth the wait! Stunning!

7 Oct 2012 7:14am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

What a sea of stunning colour, amazing

7 Oct 2012 7:29am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Excellent.

7 Oct 2012 8:50am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Absolutely beautiful scene Denny.Well worth waiting for and so good you were given a photographic pass by your family

7 Oct 2012 9:11am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Flashy colors !! A very beautiful Autumn

7 Oct 2012 10:05am

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Splendid shot, Denny! Glad you had sun, finally! Sunday is supposed to be partially sunny here!

7 Oct 2012 12:30pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wonderful colour

7 Oct 2012 1:31pm

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Beautiful, There Denny. Still waiting for the color in North Carolina. Hope I get some this year...

7 Oct 2012 1:38pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful Autumn scenery. my favour Season. lovely image Denny...:-)

7 Oct 2012 3:01pm

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

a strong thanks for having stop and.......:-)

7 Oct 2012 4:10pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow Denny! What a view! Absolutely beautiful!

7 Oct 2012 5:12pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A gorgeous Autumn shot ! We are far behind this schedule where I live, and so for now I happily live vicariously through the beauty of photos like yours.

7 Oct 2012 5:15pm

franz from Baden, Austria

YESSSS !!! this is what i was waiting for ;-)))

7 Oct 2012 5:29pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful vibrant photo , nice work ! Have a lovely day :)

7 Oct 2012 8:38pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

There is the famous Vermont fall color-gorgeous!

7 Oct 2012 11:14pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Oh yeah, this is why I want to see Vermont in the autumn. Great shot, Denny.

8 Oct 2012 12:59am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A wonderful full range of natural colors in this aided by what fancy folks call 'aerial perspective' which is that blue business gathering over yonder, Denny. Y'd even get a nod from the 'rule of thirds' police for this one, too !

8 Oct 2012 6:33am

k@ from Paris, France

Pure delight for the eyes & heart ! I was yesterday in a parisian park where i saw stunning colors too, this season is a festival, bravo for yours !

8 Oct 2012 7:56am

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran

very beautiful photo

9 Oct 2012 10:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fantastic! This is wonderful.

9 Oct 2012 9:22pm

Prem from SoCal, United States

so beautiful Denny, I envy your travels and we are also planning of getting a travel trailer so we can a do a little travel every now and then. You have great photos here.

12 Oct 2012 3:01am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful scenery; a real feeling of Thanksgiving!

12 Oct 2012 7:31pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

beautifull place with automn colors, well done

13 Oct 2012 5:51am

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

glorious!

15 Oct 2012 6:55pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Color me beautiful... by Judy aka L@dybug

nature scenes by asfv

OLYMPUS E-510
1/50 second
F/11.0
ISO 100
252 mm

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