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The Story of a Killer Sunset from a Shopping Mall

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 22 January 2013 in Cityscape & Urban.

So, there we were, in a local shopping center, browsing through a "Pier One Imports" store. We had just enjoyed a late afternoon coffee (for me) and tea (for Barbara) and cookie (for both) at the "Barnes & Noble Bookstore" next door. As we walked over to the "Pier One," I told Barbara, "It's going to be Killer sunset!!"......I was right.... 20 minutes later the show began. And, of course, my E-510 was at home .....Arrgghh......(Note to self - How many times do you have to tell yourself: Do NOT leave home without throwing the camera into the car!!!!!) So, I had my cheap little LG Cell phone and I prayed as I shot, that one of the dozen shots I took would turn out halfway decent.....Never mind the fact that I had a parking lot full of cars, light towers, a Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse, and a Motel of some sort to shoot over or around as best I could. Then get home and see what the download gods give me. ....

So this is it, a bit of shadow relief and some cropping, some highlight editing and exposure adjustments, and I cloned out a few towers and headlights from oncoming cars....

But you know what, It was a definitely a killer sunset.

LG Electronics VX-9200

** 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

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