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Strength and Softness - For my Friend

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 31 October 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

This image was made Sunday night, 27 October, 2019.

I had decided to drive over to West Seattle to view the city to the east and the Sunset with the Olympic Mountains, to the west!

The weather was awesome and I had a great time just walking up and down the streets and hills.
I finally ended walking through a lovely neighborhood atop a huge bluff with a wonderful view of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound as well as Seattle and the Cascade Mountains!

The colors were mind-blowing!! I had so much fun - and, as is usually the case, I'm like a kid in a candy shop - One image is not enough...I have to make a dozen.

The sky with it's smooth elongated clouds and the powerful ocean reminded me of My good friend and Mentor, Magda a magnificent Photographer....She is always kind, steady, and so very smooth and inspirational!

So, I am proud to dedicate this post to my good friend Magda: Strong, inspiring, smooth and calm....
hank You, Magda ;-)

** 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