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We Be Jammin'

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 15 March 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A "crash" of logs, grass, water, and trees, all "jammed up" at the inlet to the reservoir....No worries, though - when the reservoir was developed, they meant to do this...Out of sight of this frame, to the left, there is a clear access for the creek that comes in from the southeast.....I decided to process this image in Black and White to see how it might look.....What do you think? :-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 100 20 mm

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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.

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- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
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helys from Paris, France

Nice perspectives, PoV in BW
Great details in the snow

15 Mar 2013 5:29am

@helys: Thank you so much helys :-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super image Denny

15 Mar 2013 8:03am

@Nigel: Thanks so much, Nigel :-)

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful looking place. Makes me want to travel there. :)

15 Mar 2013 8:04am

@ursulakatariina: Hi Ursulakatariina - Thank you very much :-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This sure looks like a disaster zone to us city-folks, Denny . . but I take your word for it to be all 'planned' and set to be sweetly under calm water for the summer snap-shooters !

15 Mar 2013 9:18am

@Ronnie 2¢: I guess it is "Man-Made-Nature's -Way" that actually turned out alright ;-)...Thank you Ronnie :-)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I really like it

15 Mar 2013 2:12pm

@CElliottUK: Thanks you Chris - I really enjoy your series :-)

franz from Baden, Austria

i think the gentle grey tonality works particularly well here, denny, esp in the foreground, with the patches of snow among the grasses and tree stumps. the perspective you chose and the format are also very convincing to my "photographic" eye!
have a great weekend, you two ... ;-))

15 Mar 2013 3:55pm

@franz: Thank you Franz,,,I wasn't sure how this would be received - a bit busy but there it is :-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully done in B&W Denny a superb composition

15 Mar 2013 4:33pm

@Doug: Thanks vrey much, Doug :-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

This shot really gives incredible depth to this composition! I really love the "jaggedness" of the surroundings as countless tree stumps emerge from the water.

15 Mar 2013 5:08pm

@Steven: Hi Steven - Thank you so much :-) Loved that red house today :-)

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great image and perfect in B&W

15 Mar 2013 6:29pm

@Christine: Thank you Christine - hugs to you both!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A strong B&W image Denny! Bravo! ;-)

15 Mar 2013 6:31pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks very much, Eric :-)

peggy n from woodland, United States

Hi Den, I always said I like your BW's the best. I KNEW you'd come around to seeing things in B&W and shades of gray --- but rose-colored is still there, I'm sure. Seriously, I really like the contrasts and the effect this brings. Good job, kid! love to you and Barb. peggy

15 Mar 2013 8:18pm

@peggy n: Hi Sister :-)!!! Thank you so much :-) Well don't call me Ansel but I henerally like B&W in other folk's imakes alot but I still consider myself primarily a "cp;or guy" becasue that is the true "look" of an object...Now, if we were Dogs I might see differntly (pardon the pun). AT any rate and "that having been said" I really DO LOVE &W and Am trying to get myself more into throwing some B&W images up there...Whew Am I long-winded tonight. Thanks so much and hugs and kisses to you two devilishly wonderful folks. check my images out Sunday and Tuesday...I would be interested to hear your reactions. Tuesday is a "Silly Tuesday" post where I get to be stupid...something that comes easaily for me :-) Love you Pegs !!! <3

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

This works so well in BnW, Denny. This scene so reminds me of something we saw on our trip to Alaska in 1999. Here is a Wiki image taken in Portage following the 1964 earthquake. [A winter scene of a "Ghost forest" that was killed and preserved by salt water along with ruined buildings at the site of the former town of Portage, 2011]. I think you see a resemblance.

15 Mar 2013 9:53pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

the monochrome works quite well

15 Mar 2013 10:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow Denny! This is amazing. Fantastic POV and frame. A gorgeous b&w!

15 Mar 2013 10:24pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I think this scene has a lot of impact. Imagine the habitat for various critters created by all of this!

15 Mar 2013 11:11pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic natural scene and capture ... great pov; very well done, Denny!

15 Mar 2013 11:40pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I think it looks fantastic - the monochrome really adds to the desolate feel. Excellent work, Denny!

16 Mar 2013 2:51am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You totally nailed the compo on this one, sir. Fantastic frame-filling black and white.

16 Mar 2013 2:32pm

@Rick: Thanks sir...I like it too but I was wondering if it would be a little too "busy" for some folks...This locale is one where "ya just gotta be there..." Thanks so much :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

B&W is the "right" choice to my mind. The tonality is very nice. Love it.

17 Mar 2013 12:12am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like it in B&W. Nice work.

17 Mar 2013 3:27am

k@ from Paris, France

I enjoy this mono perspective a lot, so rich !!

19 Mar 2013 7:27am

@k@: Thank you so much, Dear Friend :-) I really like your image today - it is just super...I still chuckle thinking abut it :-)

1/160 second
ISO 100
20 mm