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Blues for "Sandy"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 April 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

The storm came through that October day. The wind blew and blew.....and blew still more. It ripped and it sucked and it pushed everything! One way, then the other....Trees - one hundred years old - were ripped from their "homes" Like a tissue is removed from a box;

The next day, looked like this. That day was 29 months ago, yet the devastation remains even now, partly because it is so much to deal with, but also, over time, nature will do what it always does with slow and natural change.

What you see here is the result of Hurricane Sandy that came through our area in October of 2012. This is Merrill Creek Reservoir area - The areas that were hit like this, have become a point of interest and, in a rather "different" way, a point of beauty. But the Hurricane itself, and all the destruction it caused was far from beautiful.

NIKON D800 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 250 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;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

NIKON D800
1/200 second
F/7.1
ISO 250
24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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