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"The Cape" - Pines

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 31 July 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

At Cape Cod, the affects of the rapidly changing weather are easily seen in the trees - especially the pines. This old pine is twisted like a corkscrew, yet stands almost 80 feet high. The clouds are dynamic...changing direction and shape often Together, the clouds and trees make a treat for the eye and a joy for the photographer. This composition was chosen to show the two elements. When processing, thanks to the framing I chose, I was reminded of some of Ansel Adams tree photos. It occurred to me that a Black and White processing might look nice. I hope you like this :-)

NIKON D800 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 34 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

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

I love this one! Great composition and mood.

31 Jul 2014 5:43am

k@ from France

What a sky, sea of clouds like fruits for the tree - marvel !

31 Jul 2014 12:43pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful atmosphere!

31 Jul 2014 2:35pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Very nice shot

31 Jul 2014 3:58pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooooooooooow!
very nice shot!
such beautiful composition & clouds!
Amazing sky !!!!

31 Jul 2014 7:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful work, Denny!

31 Jul 2014 9:14pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful composition and black & white processing.

1 Aug 2014 12:59am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

monochrome does work very well here - there is good contrast between the clouds and the tree! i like the composition!

1 Aug 2014 2:32am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe comme si le ciel était une façade de ciment

1 Aug 2014 7:55am

NIKON D800
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
34 mm (35mm equiv.)

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