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The Fishing with the Spirit

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 9 April 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

I have not held a fishing rod since I was about 6 years ago....and that was a Very long time ago! But whenever I see people fishing in a location like this, it sends a special feeling to my heart....I can almost feel the connection they have.....and, yes..., even when the person fishing is doing it from a motor boat or by using modern tools,...There Still seems to be a connection formed between the fisherman/fisherwoman and the embodiment of nature that surrounds them!

I shot this piece way back in March, 2012 at New jersey's Merrill Creek reservoir....Nevertheless, over the years, this image...complete with its flaws and poor composition and bad focus, .... it Still sings to me when I glance at it...After all - it's not just the picture in your eye - it's the feeling in your heart and soul
My Love to all of you!

** 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