Although I certainly agree with the importance of including land elements (or objects of some sort) for scale in a frame, with sunsets like this one that I captured in Vermont, I am not entirely convinced that a land element is necessary ALL of the time....Most of the time, yes, but, always? Not Sure. :-)....Incidentally, no real processing was done here, just slid the contrast, highlight, and shadow bars a bit...the rest is what it was.
Have a wonderful week everyone - and thank you SO very much for your kind messages and comments. I sincerely appreciate them. I am still absolutely buried at work, but will continue to "get around" and visit you just as much as I can - My Love and Best Wishes to all <3
** 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