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Intensity

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 10 June 2015 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

It literally all happens in the blink of an eye:
With all his might, the pitcher jettisons the ball towards the catcher;
The batter has to make a split second commitment: "Am I going to go for this sucker or wait for the next"
If his eye and hands and body and arms and concentration and skill and power and desire and brutality all come together in that one split second decision to allow the batter to do what he wants to do, the ball is history. -

If the pitcher is cunning and skillful and patient and brutal enough, his pitch will win the day.

In this particular scene, the guy swinging the bat, my grandson Tyler, Killed the ball for a double. See ya at the next "at bat" partner!!

NIKON D800 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 1400 300 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
1/1000 second
F/5.6
ISO 1400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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