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Holding Hands

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 19 September 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

These pine branches resembling two subjects holding hands at sunset came about as the result of the following story:

This past Saturday evening, I made a rapid, last-minute decision to try and capture the sunset from a spot that I had been thinking of using for quite some time... The sky was going "crazy colorful" and, in a rush, I threw my camera bag and tripod into the car and raced over to the spot on the east shore of Lake Washington that you are seeing here.....This spot is in Kirkland, Washington on the shore of Lake Washington and looking west towards Seattle's northern neighborhoods. I managed to get there, park my car, grab my bag and rush walk over to the spot that was on the shore while I hurried past Saturday Evening revelers, street bands, models posing for wedding shots, old folks, young folks, people speaking in all kinds of languages....and I was smiling the entire time because it was a BEAUTIFUL sky that was treating all of us

So here is my first scene that I used that is actually my favorite scene from the night...So I hope you enjoy it...Cheers ;-)

NIKON D800 1/80 second F/2.8 ISO 140 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

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a sweet interpretation to what is already a pleasing image.

19 Sep 2017 7:18am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you so much, Ronnie ;-)

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nicely framed.

19 Sep 2017 10:41am

@beach: Thank you very much ;-)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

c'est du bon travail

19 Sep 2017 3:14pm

@Existence Artistique: Thank you very much ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image of the smokey sunset. Really well done, Denny.

19 Sep 2017 5:57pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks so very much, Steve ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully-framed view with an excellent caption!!

19 Sep 2017 6:22pm

@Steven: Thank you, Steven ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

The analogy about holding hands is just beautiful and your photos presents it superbly. Lovely emotion and feeling in this one Dennis.

20 Sep 2017 2:35am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you so much, Maciek!!

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, focus, DOF, colors & lights!

21 Sep 2017 6:54pm

@omid: Thank you, Omid.

1/80 second
ISO 140
70 mm (35mm equiv.)