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Wabi Sabi - "Exotic Dancer"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 July 2019 in Plant & Nature.

I actually made this image several years ago in early spring. his tree was sitting in the middle of a swamp that was adjacent to a small lake in my area....I had to poke my camera through some vegetation in order to "see" this full setting.

Something about it was simply intriguing...It certainly had a "Wabi Sabi" feeling to it and the tree literally reminded me of a modern impressionistic dancer twisting and bending on stage.

So there you have it - my Wabi Sabi Exotic Dancer...
I hope you like it ;-)

NIKON D800 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 720 210 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
1/250 second
F/5.6
ISO 720
210 mm (35mm equiv.)