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Serious Stuff on the Way

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 10 February 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

A few days before the big storm arrived, I took a walk near my work and glanced up to see some serious business going on in the sky. With the assistance of Nik Snapseed "Drama" tool, I concocted this somewhat enhanced version of the scene - but not too much. I generally like to keep things real...I hope you are all having a geat Sunday.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/200 second F/16.0 ISO 100 18 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

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Excellent shot

Very beautiful photo

10 Feb 2013 5:11am

@Akbar&Armaghan: Hi and thank you both so much :-)

JD York from Aberdeen, United States

Very dramatic sky, looks neat

10 Feb 2013 5:36am

@JD York: Hi and thank you very much :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, it's real and ominous. Did you get a lot of snow?

10 Feb 2013 6:31am

@Steve Rice: Thanks very much, Steve. I hope all is well for you...will try to catch up with you soon :-)

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Some serious action about to burst on stage! The eerie waiting for drama to erupt!

10 Feb 2013 8:02am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Oh, it's beautiful! The sky is really gorgeous.

10 Feb 2013 8:15am

@ursulakatariina: THANK YOU ursulakatariina 1 ALL THE BEST TO YOU ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I like the expression "twist of drama" ! For sure, sky seems ready for entering in a serious business (another expression I love).

10 Feb 2013 10:13am

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gerard = Thank you so much - all the best :-)

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

fabulous sky it certainly shouts drama, I like your processing it really worked well

10 Feb 2013 11:19am

@Christine: Thanks Christine - My best to you and Mr H. I will try to catch up with you both in a day or two if I can..all the best :-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Like the drama you've created, a lovely image Denny

10 Feb 2013 12:06pm

@Doug: Hi Dooug - Thanks very much...I will try to catch up with you soon..not feeling very well at all these days :-)

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

A very dramatic sky indeed! Beautiful picture.

10 Feb 2013 2:06pm

@Denise: Thank very much, Denise - I hope you are doing well :-)

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent ! 5*****

10 Feb 2013 6:10pm

@destani: Thank you very much :-)

k@ from Paris, France

Oh my this is beautiful - hope it's more terrific than terrible and that you all are well & safe. Take care*

10 Feb 2013 6:16pm

@k@: Hi Dear friend - thank you very much. Feeling not good at all today so just taking things easy - we were ok but NYC and all the areas to our east and north were really hit hard. Hugs -

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful sky! Wonderful treatment! Did you get a lot of snow?

10 Feb 2013 7:05pm

@Elaine Hancock: Hi Elaine - Thank You..No we only got about 6 inches, half of which has already either melted or been blown away already. Just as well though, I guess, feeling really crumby today...such is life :-) Hope you are doing well :-)

franz from Baden, Austria

very fine work, denny ... these clouds look like a storm forecast come true ...
hope you aren't buried in those tons of snow ...

10 Feb 2013 8:38pm

@franz: Hi Franz - Thank you...We were not buried but many to our east and north were...it was bad up their way\/ Thanks very much Franz!

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

Yes, a dramatic sky for the onslaught of 'Nemo'. Our hometown of Milford, CT rec'd 38" of snow and it's been reported on all the major networks. That's on heck of a way to get into the news, eh?
Sunday blessings!

10 Feb 2013 11:11pm

k@ from Paris, France

Thanks for the answer, i do hope you'll feel better soon***

11 Feb 2013 7:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

From what I've seen in the news, you need to be holding onto far more than your spirit, Denny !

11 Feb 2013 7:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Real drama here

11 Feb 2013 9:13am

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OLYMPUS E-510
1/200 second
F/16.0
ISO 100
18 mm

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