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Wish I Stayed

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 26 June 2014 in Landscape & Rural.

Monday morning....
On my way to work after a 10 day holiday.,
I couldn't go straight to work - just couldn't...Didn't want to.
I had to stop here...I wanted some time -
I wanted to have a look - get some air.. It's one of my favorite spots, and
i had not been here for quite awhile .
I wanted to stay ......but didn't.
Instead I shrugged and went to work

Apple iPhone 5s 1/1244 second F/2.2 ISO 32 30 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

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That looks a fine spot to collect one's thoughts . . I've been lucky enough to always enjoy the jobs I've had - but never much cared for the people I worked for !

26 Jun 2014 6:51am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you Ronnie - Although never ideal I did not mind mine either, for many years, but it seems the last 6 or 7 years, everything seems to be a fight.... just don't seem as enjoyable - always someone criticizing....but we preserver.e. I was in a bad mood, think I'll remove some of the words below, don't want to depress others, just because I go through these moods :-) Thank you again, so very much, Ronnie...

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool shot

26 Jun 2014 10:31am

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Gorgeous view.
There has been so many mornings I have wanted to stay by a similar view but never did and as a result of that I'm where I'm now. Getting here is a result of many bad moods and many leavings but just now life feels good and I hope that lasts.

26 Jun 2014 3:46pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful soft colours and light in this excellent composition Denny! I can definitely see why you are drawn to this very peaceful spot! Nicely captured! ;-)

26 Jun 2014 5:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulous morning memory!

26 Jun 2014 6:47pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous spot, Denny ~ I see why you stopped; and you can stay every time you look at this beautiful photo!

26 Jun 2014 11:46pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

yes, it would be hard to leave such a beautiful scene but work calls just about everyone... no justice in this world :-) this is a beautiful photo - well composed with fantastic subtle tones!

27 Jun 2014 2:37am

Langevine from Angers, France


27 Jun 2014 7:02am

Lulette from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

A beautiful picture that illustrates your words well ; don't take away these words, we all go through these moods, and we all need such moments and places to breathe - and if we don't have them, we can browse through aminus to find some :)

29 Jun 2014 7:40am

Apple iPhone 5s
1/1244 second
ISO 32
30 mm (35mm equiv.)