I made this image 4 years ago, in New Jersey, near where I worked.....I Never could quite figure out just how to edit the image in such a way that the beautiful Heron (who flew in and landed just as I was shooting this scene) could be made dominant....He was SO very dar away......
The Heron is just barely visible, yet, to me, his presence, once observed, is so mystical and enlightening...
The shallow lake with rocks and mud, seems to be almost barren, but, the bird carries such a feeling of peace......Perhaps we have, in this view, A place to pray,
I hope you agree.
** 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
300 mm (35mm equiv.)