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Eastern Dogwood in early evening light

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 May 2014 in Plant & Nature.

The Dogwoods here in our region have come on slowly.... and mostly not very attractive this year, to be honest. But I found one particular tree very near our own Bushkill Creek and right alongside a main road. But the tree was screaming to be photographed as it had hundreds of blossoms. The challenge became (a) not getting run over by traffic, and (b) shooting the blossoms without including the telephone pole that was nearby,(c) the guardrail for the road, and (d) the wires from the pole. I captured several shots - some wide and some tight. Here 's one that I liked because it had a rather nice backdrop of the evening light. I'll show some more shots soon :-)

NIKON D800 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 1100 170 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
1/250 second
F/5.6
ISO 1100
170 mm (35mm equiv.)

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