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Barriers - Bad News/Good News

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 19 September 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

Like small buoys in the water intended to "protect," Internet security systems can protect from the bad but,at the same time, prevent the good from being able to operate. The same thing has just occurred at my work office. They have instituted a new "security" system that completely prevents me from being able to view my AM3 blogsite. I am completely unable to get onto the AM3 site from work. While this is very bad news for me, our "corporate internet gestapo" (which is what I have called them for a long while now) has deemed it necessary to prevent any incursion into the internet for any reason other than strictly work related reasons. While this may seem correct on the surface of it, I know that I am certainly not the only one around who pops on the internet in slow times to look around or make comments. Nevertheless, I am now restricted in terms of time available to do certain things. I want to be able to continue visiting and commenting but my time is severely diminished now. So, I will reduce my posts to probably 2-3 per week, and i will visit everyone as often as I possibly can, because I really enjoy that aspect of AM3. I will post again in a few days and will do my best to "make the rounds." I am very sorry about this but there just isn't any alternative at the moment. Thanks to you all and I will get around to everyone as much and as soon as I can. Cheers and thanks for your understanding. Denny

OLYMPUS E-510 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 100 25 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

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

4 four main layers, a stunning sky, a superb picture.
Indeed bad news...super ballsy text !

19 Sep 2013 6:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

'Internet Security' has become a conflict of terms, I suppose . . like 'restrictive practice' ! Sad reading.

19 Sep 2013 7:08am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Companies IT teams get often their own conception of what is good and what is not for the other people.
A good metaphor of how is running our world.

19 Sep 2013 7:34am

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful landscape Denny! The sky is glorious and really adds to this capture.

Too bad you won't be able to access AM3 from work, it happened to me on another site but they have not caught up to me yet here (keeping fingers crossed). I wonder how they know as I browse in private and delete my history?

19 Sep 2013 12:56pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Sorry to hear that you have been swept up in the nets of the Internet Gestapo Denny! Keep the faith! ;-)

19 Sep 2013 1:48pm

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

The image is glorious, Denny.

Your news is sad, because we value your work and your communication skills.
The poor judgement of some spoil it for those who use good judgement! ;(

19 Sep 2013 2:19pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A beautiful composition !

19 Sep 2013 5:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SOrry about your internet issue. I like the layers in this image - the light is gorgeous too.

19 Sep 2013 5:20pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful image but sad news Denny,.
I can identify with the fight for time, but like you I enjoy the friendships made on this site and persevere to maintain them especially in the knowledge I get to see some fantastic images captured and created by an incredible bunch of photographers

19 Sep 2013 5:34pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great shot, but sad news.
AM3 used to be blocked at my workplace too, I then found that one can install nice little things on Chrome that can open the doors here again (and the corporate internet gestapo had no idea what I had found)... Currently AM3 is not on the block list but I'm far too busy at work to visit here during working hours - it's so great that I have nothing else to do at home than to comment and adore everyone's work here! :)

19 Sep 2013 5:42pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is sad news indeed, sir !!! yes, the gestapo is alive and well, not only in your corporation ...
the only sensible thing to do - if you can! - is to turn your back on them and retire and let them stew in their own juices ... ;-)
this said, i'm looking forward to whatever you can post and whenever you do it ... and don't worry about not having enough time for visiting and commenting ... do it at your own pace! you're welcome anytime !!!!!

19 Sep 2013 8:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image! We used to have the same problem at work. It would make me mad because I often ate lunch at my desk and I wanted to use that time to catch up on personal email, etc. Didn't happen!

19 Sep 2013 10:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

IT guys are the same everywhere it seems. They like to take the meat axe approach to problems. I love the clouds and their reflections.

19 Sep 2013 11:35pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

ah yes... the "all work and no play" policy so typical of many workplaces, which somehow fail to realise that people already spend most of their lives chained to the desk at their offices... still, it will feel all that much sweeter when you can do visit am3 in the freedom of your own home... lovely photo - the lowest layer of clouds is fantastic!

20 Sep 2013 1:21am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully captured place. Don't worry. We all have a problem with that. Take care Denny.:-))

21 Sep 2013 6:58am

1/200 second
ISO 100
25 mm