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Twisted Sisters - Spooky Tree

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 May 2016 in Plant & Nature.

Visiting our daughter here in Vermont for the past few weeks. Family fun, Youth Baseball and High School Baseball slways take precedence. Additionally, Weather comes into play here, because the Vermont "Spring" has not been very "Springy" until just the last few days.

As for this photo, it was actually several months ago during a previous visit, that I noticed, this dead tree on a hilltop near Amy and Steve's property. In my mind, it gave the appearance of two things, really: One was of two dancers on a stage writhing in a sinuous way (Hey, give me a break, I'm old!!)...the other more evident look was of using this old tree as a "Spooky Halloween" image by capturing it with a full or crescent, or ANY phase moon in the frame, preferably within the silhouette of the tree.

During this current visit, the weather has not cooperated much at all but we visit here quite often, so i am pretty sure I'll be able to get my Halloween moon shot sometime...(perhaps even in a few days the the full moon for May appears).

Meantime, I captured this shot a few nights ago when the conditions were dramatic enough to allow a sunset shot. I hope you like it :-)

NIKON D800 1/8 second F/16.0 ISO 100 70 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
1/8 second
F/16.0
ISO 100
70 mm (35mm equiv.)

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