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Once there was Freedom

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 16 June 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

From the Little Bighorn Battle Field Memorial:
This Iron Rod Artwork exemplifies the Free Nature of Native Americans in the beginning.....
it seems strange that, now, many Americans - descendants of those who immigrated to this continent and seized much of it from Native Americans - are now complaining about present day immigrants who, themselves, are trying to start a new life in a free land....

NIKON D800 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 500 35 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

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

in excellent contrast, bravo

16 Jun 2018 7:58am

@Dimitrios: Thank you, Dimitrios!!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image, Denny. I agree with your observation about the xenophobes who complain about immigrants. I think immigrants are simply a device used by a certain demagogue to whip up his base. It's reminiscent of what went on in Germany in the early decades of the last century.

16 Jun 2018 5:36pm

@Steve Rice: Precisely, sir!! And the fools here don’t even see it!! Thank you so mych, Steve!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


16 Jun 2018 8:53pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci Beaucoup ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What a spectacular view. The sculpture is fantastic. A beautiful composition! A very moving narrative Denny. I totally agree.

16 Jun 2018 9:53pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much, Elaine ;-)

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Excellent symbol of freedom long passed.

17 Jun 2018 5:25am

@Michael Skorulski: Thank you so much, Michael ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

I like the idea of the artwork overlayed over the landscape in this photo Dennis. it makes the portrayed figures feel almost alive.

17 Jun 2018 5:32am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you, Maciek. I was struck by the very same scene as I looked at this... it was quite interesting to say the least ;-).

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful ironwork that stands out nicely against the gorgeous sky!

17 Jun 2018 7:40pm

@Steven: Thank you so much, Steven!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool sculpture.

17 Jun 2018 10:47pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara ;-)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise !

18 Jun 2018 10:50am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Beaucoup ;-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Outstanding, Denny! What a great share.

18 Jun 2018 7:38pm

@LauraS: Hey Laura!! How's it going? Thank you so Much ;-)

1/400 second
ISO 500
35 mm (35mm equiv.)