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"Electrical Mañana" - Image 1

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 August 2019 in Cityscape & Urban.

With (kudos to Donovan for the title inspiration)

Although the title implies, Mañana, This is, actually, Dusk on Monday, 5 August 2019 in Vallejo, California, USA where we are staying with our son and his family.

This is the first in the series of "residential or urban mages where I composed and shot the "entire" scene regardless of visual elements (iaka "obstructions"!

I attempted NOT to erase or "make disappear" the telephone wires and poles vehicles, obstructions of any sort that might otherwise be considered to be "Undesirable" elements.

All images depict (hopefully) the visual combination that usually occurs in a totally residential area when sunrise or sunset develops alongside the neighborhood. C.ars, telephone and electrical wires, trucks, churches, buildings....everything...together (I Hope) along with w the evening colors and clouds.

I present this series because it struck me that, In an urban or residential area, we very often do not have a chance (or choice) to dash out to the country and get unfettered views of nature.....So, I decided that this series should present everything that was there. to be seen,. My hope was that we can still enjoy a quality of blending nature melded with "man-made" elements in order to actually see how the scene(s) truly looked. I hope you like it ;-)

If nothing else, it get Myself out of the house

SONY DSC-RX10M4 1/15 second F/8.0 ISO 100 127 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
1/15 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
127 mm (35mm equiv.)