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On Becoming Spring

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 20 February 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The old saying goes: "Be Careful what you Wish for!" And I fear that may be true! As much as we have "Griped and Groaned" - in this part of the US Mid-Atlantic region - about the long cold, miserable winter, there may come a day (difficult as it is to imagine right now) that we actually miss the cold temperatures and snow...
Who Knows?
As I shot this frame last weekend, the air was cold,but just barely, the sun was bright and made it's presence known. The eagle that lives in this area sailed overhead, silent and unnoticed at first. When I finally saw him, he was positioned in the sky but between me and the sun....No time for ANY kind of shot!! All these things tell of spring's approach: Warmer air, snow still on the ground, but "shrinking" as I like to term it.....and bird and animal activity. And plants beginning to shed their stiffness.

So yes, it appears that things are "Becoming Spring! Yet, as much as I have complained about being cold, in some small way, I know that, in time, will miss the winter. So, come on back, old man Winter...but not for a while :-) Peace...dj

NIKON D800 1/2000 second F/3.5 ISO 400 28 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

NIKON D800
1/2000 second
F/3.5
ISO 400
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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