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Nirvana

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 June 2014 in Plant & Nature.

Years ago, Guitarist, Gabor Szabo wrote a piece that he titled "Search for Nirvana" which was a common theme in the day. Humanity's quest for peace, perfection, love, and happiness.

This shot may well have "capped" my "Search for Nirvana" in terms of finding the perfect Dogwood Blossom ;-) I loved this one - it is from a hybrid Dogwood which explains the "pinwheel-like" petals. Also common to hybrids is that there are only 4 instead of the typical 5 or 6 petals. Nevertheless, this one was beautiful to see and exciting to find :-)

NIKON D800 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 900 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

NIKON D800
1/125 second
F/11.0
ISO 900
70 mm (35mm equiv.)

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