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Autumn Passing - Not Ready to "Leave"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 November 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This Autumn has been spectacular in terms of color and longevity. I have never seen the colors last as long as they have this year. I spent tons of time shooting around this pond in a wild zone a week ago. I hope you enjoy!

NIKON D800 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 1600 24 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

Love those arching branches . . in the mind, they complete the circle.

12 Nov 2014 6:10am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks very much, Ronnie. I was hoping for that result, as that is what intrigued me too.....funny thing is, I did not even realize this until working with the shot on my Mac...At the scene,I was so taken by the colours and reflections, I did not even notice the branches....Mind is a-wastin'! Hugs to you both :-)

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Gorgeous colours.

12 Nov 2014 8:10am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursulakatariina...I was happy at the scene :-)

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very nice. Superb.

12 Nov 2014 8:55am

@Moridi: Thank you Moridi :-)

Maxine from Christchurch, New Zealand

This is lovely because the arching brances break through the uprights. Well seen and taken.

12 Nov 2014 9:53am

@Maxine: Thank you so very much, Maxine!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The clear reflection is stunning

12 Nov 2014 4:23pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Excellent! bravo!

12 Nov 2014 6:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nicely framed and colorful image.

12 Nov 2014 7:30pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


12 Nov 2014 8:11pm

Atreyee Sinha from Madison, United States

good shot

12 Nov 2014 9:23pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely scenery and great array of Autumn colours! i would probably keep the branch on the right out of the shot but it is not too distracting...

13 Nov 2014 2:16am

@DarkElf: HI DarkElf - Thanks so much - yah I totally agree...don't know what I was thinking about - I viewed twitch and without the tree there, and decided to leave it as a "frame balance" (my coined phrase) but later kept asking myself "why the hell did you do that ?" :-) So, thanks again - I agree :-) ..

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A beautiful reflection! The colors are just gorgeous! A wonderful autumn image!

13 Nov 2014 2:31am

@Elaine Hancock: Hi Elaine - Rhank you :-) <3

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Nov 2014 9:01am

franz from Baden, Austria

i like it very much as it is, even if i have to disagree with my friend from perth here ;-)

13 Nov 2014 2:08pm

@franz: Well thank you sir! I do understand your point as well - I am a terrible "vacillator"...always been that way. Must be because I am a Cancer

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Fantastic framing, Denny!

13 Nov 2014 10:07pm

@MissT: Thank you so much, Tracy...really nice to hear from you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Someday I'm going to make it up there for a fall photo shoot. Very nice shot.

14 Nov 2014 2:10am

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara - Come on up :-) This year the colors were magnificent...about done now :-)

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

One of those scenes I would like to be in.

19 Nov 2014 11:32am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Wonderful image.

12 Dec 2014 10:01pm

1/250 second
ISO 1600
24 mm (35mm equiv.)