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Reflective Transparency

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 2 July 2014 in Landscape & Rural.

The water was so smooth and calm on this nearby lake, it seemed completely unreal... A hallucination..... The reflections became transparent and the transparency became reflections...

NIKON D800 1/15 second F/8.0 ISO 100 44 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

k@ from Paris, France

Love the softness of this, the delicate blue tone and the way, zen way, the vegetation seems aerial over the waters. Your viewpoint makes me feel as a bird flying over the beauty of it, direction ? The horizon ! Feels so good !

2 Jul 2014 5:17am

@k@: Thank you so much, my y dear friend.... You describe the feeling so is the feeling I had as well, but you say it much better than I did LOVE that cat :-) Hugs back to you <3

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Indeed, a wonderful tranquility. Not a lot of that about these days.

2 Jul 2014 5:41am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Ronnie - it's what I need these days, I am certain. I agree, too many other's are singing , nay, SHOUTING "I,Me,Me,MY"!

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Wow, wonderful photo. So beautiful.

2 Jul 2014 6:03am

@ursulakatariina: Hi Ursulakatariina! Thank you so much :-)

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

A very cool composition, Denny!

2 Jul 2014 4:15pm

@Julie L. Brown: Hi Julie - Thank you so much :-) Love your images always!!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An outstanding reflection shot Denny! Reality meets the surreal! Well seen and captured! ;-)

2 Jul 2014 7:27pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric...that's the feeling I had - it was pretty cool :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous reflections and so peaceful! This is really lovely Denny!

2 Jul 2014 11:53pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks good buddy :-) Hope you are well...what's up for the 4th? Good luck on the new digs!! <3 <3

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful and still ... a wonderful atmosphere, Denny!

3 Jul 2014 12:25am

@RBL: Hi Ruthie - Thank you so much :-) This is Spruce Run Recreational Area near Clinton, NJ not far from where I work...Hope you guys are doing ok..:-)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

interesting composition with all the reflections creating symmetrical shapes around the water surface! very well seen here Denny!

3 Jul 2014 3:19am

@DarkElf: Thank you, DarkElf...I absolutely love your image today :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous water and reflections.

3 Jul 2014 3:26am

@Steve Rice: Thanks very much Steve - Happy 4th :-)

Langevine from Angers, France


3 Jul 2014 6:55am

@Langevine: Thanks so much, Langevine :-) I like the calmness of the scene also :-)

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium


3 Jul 2014 7:51am

@Martine Libouton: Hi Martine - Thank you very much :-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nicely framed.:-)

3 Jul 2014 8:26am

@Tomek: Thank you very much, Tomek :-)

James Guillory from Garner, United States

Denny, Very good image, and good job on the comp. Hope all is well señor...

3 Jul 2014 12:32pm

@James Guillory: Hi James - Thank you...I am good nut the job is draggin' me down! No time for nutting' Hapy 4th tp you :-)

1/15 second
ISO 100
44 mm (35mm equiv.)