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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

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such sweet isolation . . rising up above the clamour of the day . .

6 Aug 2016 7:52am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Ronnie :-0

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of these flowers.

6 Aug 2016 2:08pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you, sir :-0

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Beautiful flowers.

6 Aug 2016 5:40pm

@ursulakatariina: Thank you, Ursulakatariina

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus, colors, lights & bokeh!
L O V E L Y !

6 Aug 2016 6:08pm

@omid: Thank you, Omid :-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Wonderful Denny!

7 Aug 2016 12:59am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you, DarkElf ;-)

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...what a lovely image here...Love these blossoms...

7 Aug 2016 10:54am

@Devi: Thank you Devi ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

For some reason the phrase "pushing up daisies" popped into my mind when I saw this shot. ;-)))

8 Aug 2016 3:57pm

@B. Thomas: Love It Barbara LOL ;-)

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

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