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The Amazing Thistle

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 June 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

From a distance, they look somewhat ugly and pretty with their purple face. Closer, one begins to see the they begin distinctive, prickly character...Zooming in very very close, the thistles sight is almost transfixing. They really come alive. Of course, many consider thistles to be a nuisance in the garden, but on the edge of a roadway, they are quite beautiful and interesting. I captured this with my iPhone on the way to work Thursday morning. I would love to hear your comments :-)

Apple iPhone 5s 1/240 second F/2.2 ISO 32 39 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

Apple iPhone 5s
1/240 second
F/2.2
ISO 32
39 mm (35mm equiv.)

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