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Pink Dogwood Frenzy - Truth in a Box

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 27 April 2016 in People & Portrait.

OK, now, Believe it or not, i spent MORE time adjusting the crop on this image than anything else, INCLUDING the color which very likely appears to many of you as being totally phony. Well, I am here to tell you that although I DID adjust it in NIK color efex, pro, and Macphun, this is pretty much the true tones that these beautiful flowers possessed in a shaded shot on Monday when I captured them in my beloved D800 =, weighing in at a svelte 40 pounds (just kidding but it is really heavy for an old man....annnnnyway,,,The problem I had was getting rid of all the "crap" on the left hand side of the image (a crappy old Air Conditioning unit) and the right side (some gnarly leaves and branches and blossoms). The central part that is shown here, contained these gorgeous specimens and I was bound and determined to capture and convey them.

So there you have it - Truth in a Box

Finally - I Love you all - Thank you SO MUCH for your patience and concern as I try to recuperate ...(it's working)... and as I try to get into some kind of reasonable shape, which is kind of working :-)

<3 <3 <3,,,Denny

NIKON D800 1/10 second F/11.0 ISO 100 38 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
1/10 second
F/11.0
ISO 100
38 mm (35mm equiv.)

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