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Christmas 2013 Remembered - "Only 364 Days to Go!"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 4 January 2014 in People & Portrait.

Grandson Ryan Never gets too much Christmas....This was taken on Christmas Day in the afternoon. Being one of those families who wake up with the chickens on Christmas day, we all usually crash in the early afternoon. Ryan here is getting his strength back!

PS - Credit for the title of this image goes to Singer/Musician Brad Paisley's song by the same name: "Only 365 Days to Go."

NIKON D800 1/13 second F/2.8 ISO 2500 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

** 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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He seems to have that eye open. They are full of energy at that age.

4 Jan 2014 5:38am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful shot!

4 Jan 2014 8:42am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot with Ryan peaking out.

4 Jan 2014 2:55pm

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

He's keeping his eye on you with that 'thing' in your hand! ;D

4 Jan 2014 7:08pm

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Wow! Lovely Christmas portrait with a brilliant shot of Ryan. This image makes me feel warm & cozy. :)

4 Jan 2014 8:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is too cute Denny! The countdown begins!

5 Jan 2014 12:44am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat. great colors

5 Jan 2014 3:52am

franz from Baden, Austria

love the intimacy of this enchanting shot !!!
and the way you captured ryan's "one" eye ... ;-)

5 Jan 2014 7:39pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cozy festive Christmas scene … love this, Denny!

6 Jan 2014 7:17pm

NIKON D800
1/13 second
F/2.8
ISO 2500
70 mm (35mm equiv.)

355
days
to
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