Across the Plains - (for Gordon)

Posted by Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 December 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

I was looking through some older images and was inspired by this one because I always think of Gordon Lightfoot when I view it. It is based on my love for Gordon Lightfoot and for every doggone song he wrote and performed....Not even the great Jazz Masters whom I love so madly, can push Gordon off that very top position on the pedestal! Gordon's songs have inspired me so much tfrough the decades....In fact, this makes me think of ALL the beautiful Canadian artists and actors whom I have grown to love - going back for decades....Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Buffy St Marie, Oscar Peterson, Martin Short, John Candy , and on and on and on...
So as we dream at this Great Plains scene, I would simply like to ask that you all think of your favorite artists - wherever they come from - and what they have done for your heart and for your soul...and the love they have shared to all of us in the manner of their artistry <3

* " If you disrespect anybody that you run into, How in the world do you think anybody's supposed to
respect you?
Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- "To photograph is to hold ne'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.

- Nature is not a place to visit, It is home."
- Gary Snyder.

::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

LONNIE LISTON SMITH:
EXPAND YOUR MIND TO UNDERSTAND

Apple iPhone 6s
1/1832 second
F/2.2
ISO 25
29 mm (35mm equiv.)

across
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