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Keystone Cops on the Water

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 25 June 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

A few weeks ago, Barbara and I visited Sandy Hook National Seashore for a day at the beach. This famous landmark lies south of the entrance to the Ports of New York and Newark. Maritime traffic and pleasure boats can be seen at all times.

Pleasure boats were traveling in all directions. At one point, these boats almost seemed to be converging onto one spot simultaneously. I snapped this shot just as three of them (actually four, if you count the guy disappearing into the upper right hand side of the frame), appeared to be on a collision coarse. The entire scene made me think of those crazy 1920 era slapstick movies featuring "The Keystone Cops"...a crazy bunch of "mad cap" policemen who seemed to always be running around "helter skelter," bashing into objects and each other.

I decided to "dress" this shot up in NIK Snapseed. Happy Silly Tuesday!!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/7.1 ISO 100 226 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

OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/7.1
ISO 100
226 mm

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