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Batter's Meditation!

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 18 August 2016 in Sport & Recreation.

The Batter stands alone - embodying a moment that we all have:

In those moments before "the pitch;"
He thinks about the last time....whether it was good or bad;
If it was bad, he prays for a better outcome;
If it was good.....He prays for a "better better" outcome!

The rest of the world is shut away....
As the batter swings and visualizes....prays and dreams;

Aren't we all a little bit like the batter?
We swing at every "pitch".... hoping for a home run.
If we strike out we are depressed and mad.
If we get a "hit" we feel cocky and proud.

The Batter is our soul and our prayer.
and our ego as well....he joins in our Moment of Meditation ...we pray must be good.

NIKON D800 1/2000 second F/3.5 ISO 200 28 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

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Nice shot. Those clouds don't seem to be promising anything good.

18 Aug 2016 6:11am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Dear Friend :-) it actually turned into a very mice afternoon with nice breezes :-)

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

That sky offers a wonderful contrast to the shirt.

18 Aug 2016 6:40am

@Michael Skorulski: Thank you so much, Michael :-)

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

On deck.

18 Aug 2016 11:58am

@beach: Indeed, Thank You Beach :-)

Frances from Boston, United States

Superb portrait. Wonderful sky in this great shot.

18 Aug 2016 2:22pm

@Frances: Wow Hi Frances!! I thought either you had left the AM3 blog or I had said something to upset you LOL I am a very paranoid person :-)....thank you SO vey Much for your wonderful comment. I just love your work...Awesome to hear from you :-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Dramatic sky with those cloud formations!! And very aptly titled post.

18 Aug 2016 6:52pm

@Steven: Thank you very much, sir :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A threatening sky and thoughtful words. Glad it turned sunny for the players.

18 Aug 2016 11:20pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

He stand out out well against the ominous looking clouds. You can just about see his mind ticking over, practising his swings and visualising the next play. Great work Dennis!

19 Aug 2016 2:26am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial avec ce ciel qui se bat aussi

19 Aug 2016 7:46am

NIKON D800
1/2000 second
F/3.5
ISO 200
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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