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The Sky as Backdrop

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 19 May 2018 in Plant & Nature.

How many times have we used the sky as a backdrop for our image?

I think I could safely say that the sky is at least the number 2 - if not the Number 1 - backdrop for my images. The sky is so easy to use and it almost always seems there is something interesting gong on up there ;-)

When I choose a "subject" to photograph with the sky as a backdrop, the decisions seem to come a little easier: I have the subject and sky -both available to use. And it is so much fun to devise the image from below ;-)

In this particular image, the primary subject is the very tip top of a Douglas Fir pine tree......Or is it???

So Much Fun ;-)

NIKON D800 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 1000 200 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
1/200 second
F/5.6
ISO 1000
200 mm (35mm equiv.)

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