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"So Close, Yet So Far!"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 4 January 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

Introducing one of the very first shots from my new camera! I am taking baby steps because my retention is poor...it takes me many attempts to "get things right!"

Nevertheless, this amazing cropped view emerged from my Sony DSC RX10M4 as I stood in my neighborhood which can be quite steep and "hilly"!... I was able to get this image as I stood on a spot that afforded views across the valley where Lake Sammamish rests and onward up some of the western slopes of the Cascade Mountain range (a distance of perhaps 18 - 20 miles, if my research was correct)!

I was able to crop and adjust this image which was actually a "mid-day shot (breaking the nature photographer's law but seemingly helpful here). But I am not complaining.

I hope you like this and please feel free to "critique the daylights" out of this image! I'm all yours!

happy New Year

SONY DSC-RX10M4 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 100 600 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

SONY DSC-RX10M4
1/250 second
F/4.0
ISO 100
600 mm (35mm equiv.)