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Wind & Water....Ice, & Branches

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 15 January 2013 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

The Winter sun shines down;
The wind pushes the water creating ripples which, at first, were nothing special,
but now, they become priceless jewels as they catch the sun's light and multiply it.

The sun becomes the Lighting Manager.
The ice becomes the Stage Director.
The branches become Master of Ceremonies.

All the while, the wind, at fiirst a cold and harsh audience ,
now delivers its excited ovation to the cast .... "WHOOOSH!"...

..and so begins this Dancing Play....
of Wind, Water, Ice, and Branches.


By the Way: this is a "colour" image :-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/22.0 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

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful. Full of little suns!

15 Jan 2013 6:28am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursulakatariina - Many suns that smile upon us all :-)

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautiful, Denny, really evocative.

15 Jan 2013 6:45am

@Richard: Hi Richard - Thank you so much :-) I had a fun time with this ...

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Absolutely captivating Denny, a beautiful image I love it

15 Jan 2013 7:16am

@Doug: Hi Doug! Thank you very much...the scene was certaiinly captivating as aI stood there in the wind (blowing hard) and cold air - it was fun.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

By the way, this is a fantastic image !

15 Jan 2013 8:07am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very, very much, Gerard! A wonderful and very much appreciated comment sir! :-)

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Fantastic! Have a nice day.

15 Jan 2013 8:32am

@Aubélia: Hi Aubelia - Thank you very much :-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

This has a magical quality Denny

15 Jan 2013 8:49am

@Nigel: Thanks so much, Nigel - all the best :-)

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Very very good ! I like the two different orientation of the fine lines on the water (I searched for "ridule" but apart lines...and this is not what ridule means. Do you have a word for this?)

15 Jan 2013 8:58am

@Veronique: Sorry Vronique.the word should be "ripple" I will fix it - thanks for your comment and thanks for letting me know about my typing mistake - I make many mistakes when typing :-)

k@ from Paris, France

Terrific light gift you offer to us all here, it is so benevolent, my eyes say thanks, tones are exquisite as well, a glittering mirror !

15 Jan 2013 9:38am

@k@: and my heart say thanks back to you kind friend :-) I was actually thinking pf Paris at the time I took this shot....the surroundings were not like Paris, but the emotions I had made me think of Paris...Thank you so much :-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is 100% a photographer's shot . . a brilliant image so well seen and presented. I think I would have sliced off the top and let those hi-lights dance alone and free.

15 Jan 2013 9:41am

@Ronnie 2¢: Hi Ronnie :-) - Thank you so much... during my processing of this shot, .I was tempted to do as you have suggested...it was a close call...I guess I was "taken" by the sparkling ice that was different in appearance from the "sparkling" water ...SO I decided to keep both :-)...The mind is feeble at my age. Too many choices tend to confuse me - just give me the Orange-Cranberry Scone :-) Thanks you sir :-)

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I love all of the starbursts in this image, Denny. You are a true artist!

15 Jan 2013 10:56am

@Julie L. Brown: Hi Julie - Thank you so much - wow what a kind think to say...I truly appreciate that :-) <3

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautiful, a magnificent capture of sparkle

15 Jan 2013 11:05am

@Christine: Friends like the wo of you make my heart sparkle as well..Thank you so much Christine :-)

Basile Pesso from France

Stunning light splash and excellent compo !

15 Jan 2013 11:15am

@Basile Pesso: Hi Basile - Thank you very very much :-)

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Your mistake ??? nooooo !!! My English is to bad for that :-)) I was only thinking "ridule" in french but your word "ondulation" was fine !

15 Jan 2013 11:56am

@Veronique: Your English is much better than my French - and I learned it at one time :-) Alm,ost all forgotten now...sad for me. Hugs, Veronique - and thank you again :-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really excellent, Denny - I just love the composition with the branches, rippled water and ice. Makes for a gorgeous shot, especially with those starburst highlights. Great work!

15 Jan 2013 12:08pm

@Jason Politte: Hi Jason- Thank you so much..It was fun trying to get one that seemed to "work" :-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Exquisite glistening water ~ Beautifully seen, very well done Denny!

15 Jan 2013 1:56pm

@RBL: Thanks very much, Ruthie... All the best :-)

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

ohhhhhhhhh, just fantastic. I Love

15 Jan 2013 5:51pm

@Tataze: Hi Tataze - Thank you very muvh for your kind comment :-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic prose to the image, Denny. Love this wintery ballet... or opera.

15 Jan 2013 6:05pm

@LauraS: Hi Laura - Thank you so much :-)

franz from Baden, Austria

this is fantastic, denny ... the dancing of a hundred stars, beautifully framed. and your words read like stage directions to the play of nature ...

15 Jan 2013 6:29pm

@franz: Hey Franz...Thank you so much sir :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic! A thousand twinkling stars! A beautiful image. I love the narrative!

15 Jan 2013 6:54pm

@Elaine Hancock: Hey Elkaine - Thanks very much good friend :-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful sunbursts here Denny! 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

15 Jan 2013 7:23pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you so much, Eric :-)

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent ! 5*****

15 Jan 2013 7:24pm

@destani: Thank you very much destani :-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooooooow!
very nice!
very nice & amazing!
so beautiful lights!!!
Lovely!

15 Jan 2013 8:32pm

@omid: Hi Omid - Thank you very much :-)

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is brilliant! Textures, light everything...beautiful shot and image!

15 Jan 2013 10:35pm

@Abena: Hi Abena - thank you so much :-)

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

A many-splendored star shot ...... it's so beautiful, Denny!

16 Jan 2013 1:47am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks very much, Judy...I am surprised but happy at most everyone's reactions..thanks :-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is a beautiful abstract Denny.

16 Jan 2013 2:53am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks very much, Ralph! Very much appreciated :-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love all the sparkling diamonds on the water.

17 Jan 2013 3:10am

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Such a wonderful presentation of light and sparkles! Spectacular!

17 Jan 2013 4:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great sparkling water.

17 Jan 2013 6:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! What an incredible capture with those twinkles of sunlight off the water!

17 Jan 2013 11:14pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Delightful ballet of stars on water!

18 Jan 2013 3:12pm

jsphotography from Provo, United States

Great little "sunbursts" in the reflection. Great shot!

10 Jul 2013 4:30am

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Sun, warmth...mmh shadow and classic feel by Abena

Bill Brown's by destani

OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/22.0
ISO 100
180 mm

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