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The Elegance of Nature!

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 October 2016 in Plant & Nature.

Looking out the front door of the house we now live in, there is, I think, a particular strand of Japanese maple that Barbara's sister has cared-for over the years. This time of year, the leaves turn a beautiful purple/red color. The tree stands under a larger Blue Spruce, and to the rear is the east where the sun rises

I captured this image standing just outside the front door, shooting eastward as the rising sun was casting a golden light onto and behind the trees. The brightness was such that a Pink color was created on the little Japanese Maple's leaves. All the other colors you see here are mixed and blended by the shadows and backlighting of the sun. All I used was my Singh Ray Color Polarizing filter.

I was absolutely amazed to see what I saw through my lens.....I hope you like this - would love to hear your comments....

Nature is amazing in it's elegance!

NIKON D800 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 6400 210 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
1/250 second
F/5.6
ISO 6400
210 mm (35mm equiv.)

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