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Le Parasol de Vie - The Parasol of Life

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 6 August 2016 in Plant & Nature.

I think, for most of us, the sight of a flower can bring a smile and, perhaps, encourage us to take a deep breath that allows us to calm down just a bit and relax our mind.

I also think that this feeling is a lot like the feeling that we get from an umbrella, a parasol.... protecting us from the rain. We can take a deep breath and feel somehow secure.....This is why I named this image as I did. My sense is that flowers provide us with an umbrella of sorts - protection.... security....and a deep breath. They provide us with a parasol for our soul and for our life... I hope you pause to breath and enjoy. <3

NIKON D800 1/13 second F/13.0 ISO 100 300 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
1/13 second
F/13.0
ISO 100
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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