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Rare Commodity: A Beautiful Monday

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 14 January 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

A gray day with some tinges of color....This is beautiful Lake Sammamish (Suh-Maa-mish) that lies east of Seattle in the State of Washington.

Looming above all of this is mighty Mount Rainier....Yes, it IS a volcano - at 14,411 feet elevation, Rainer's last eruption was 1894, I believe.

This location on Lake Washington is very close to our house...We are very lucky ;-)
I hope you like this ;-)

SONY DSC-RX10M4 1/200 second F/11.0 ISO 2500 177 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

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

A beautiful picture!

14 Jan 2019 5:59am

@Ralf Kesper: Thank you very much, Ralf !

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Indeed a beautiful start to anyone's day . .

14 Jan 2019 7:33am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you so much, Ronnie ;-)

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

The subtle greys and tinges of colour give this landscape a special magic. Lovely.

14 Jan 2019 7:37am

@Gemma Wiseman: Thank you very much Gemma ;-)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe paysage

14 Jan 2019 10:45am

@Martine Libouton: Merci, Martine ;-)

existence artistique from Angers, France

Excellente

14 Jan 2019 11:23am

@existence artistique: Merci Beaucoup ;-)

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very tranquil scene to admire.

14 Jan 2019 1:16pm

@Shaun: Thank you so much, Shaun ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Lovely ! Frame it and find a great wall to hang it on :)

14 Jan 2019 1:48pm

@Rick: Thank you so much, Sir ;-)It is an easy spot to like and an easy spot to return to, unfortunate;y ;-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing view !!!!

14 Jan 2019 5:00pm

@omid: Thank, Omid ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Quite an awesome view for anyone!! One could never tire seeing this.

14 Jan 2019 10:53pm

@Steven: Thank you so much, Steven ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

What a location and if I could have this view right where I live I would be pretty content indeed. I like the moody nature of the scene that you photographed here Dennis.

15 Jan 2019 2:07am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you very much, Sir...locations like this can make a photographer VERY lazy ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous!

15 Jan 2019 3:28am

@Steve Rice: Thank you so much, Steve ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You are lucky to live near this beautiful view!

16 Jan 2019 2:35am

@B. Thomas: Thank you, Barbara....it is amazing and I just "found" this wonderful location...I can get in my car and be there in 15-20 minutes, tops!!

SONY DSC-RX10M4
1/200 second
F/11.0
ISO 2500
177 mm (35mm equiv.)