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Up a Lazy River

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 5 July 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

Tis is actually an early morning shot, as evidenced by the mist rising from the water. But, after I finished editing it, the scene reminded me of that old and wonderfull song that has been "covered" by everyone from The Mills Brothers and Ink Spots, to Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, The Manhattan Transfer, Michael Buble, and so many others..

Up a lazy river by the old mill run
The lazy, lazy river in the noon day sun
Linger in the shade of a kind old tree
Throw away your troubles
Dream a dream with me-ee

Words and Music by Hoagy Carmichael

OLYMPUS E-510 1/25 second F/7.1 ISO 200 77 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
1/25 second
F/7.1
ISO 200
77 mm

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