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"Out of The Fires!”

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 1 December 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

I made this image a few nights ago as I was walking around the neighborhood after dark...
It was raining, but I had my camera tucked down into my zip-front sweatshirt to keep it dry between shots....
Soon, I came up a hill to a flat area and I looked to my left to see this scene!
It first reminded me of a movie shot where the hero is walking out of the fire....But, then, the scene immediately got me thinking about the recent fires in California (where I used to live.) and all the victims and fire fighters....
So With that, I would like to dedicate this image to all the folks who lost their homes, property, and lives....and to all the brave fire fighters who go into the flames in order to save people and property!
Thank Heaven for The Fire Fighters!
PS- This is not a real fire, it is actually the amber-toned street light reflection onto wet yellow leaves of trees.

NIKON D800 1/3 second F/5.6 ISO 6400 300 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
1/3 second
F/5.6
ISO 6400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)