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Stream Scape
For any of you who've been following my work for a long while, are you able to help me purchase a tripod for this year please? That would mean a whole lot to me. I need a lightweight tripod that reaches 60" in height. I'm settling on this $315 MeFOTO 'Roadtrip' model www.amazon.com/dp/B00BETIUO4 For the past two years I've used a much cheaper Benro (same manufacturer) but it was a cheap model and could have failed while out in the field since it was so flimsy. It was a difficult tripod to work with and is now broken. If you can help me buy that tripod that would mean so much to me! You can send a paypal donation to jonathanjessup@gmail.com or if Amazon will do a gift option that is even better.
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Laughing Waterfalls
Here is a horizontal version of Broken Waterfalls fav.me/da0cs2b For your personal use only. All rights reserved.

For any of you who've been following my work for a long while, are you able to help me purchase a tripod for this year please? That would mean a whole lot to me. I need a lightweight tripod that reaches 60" in height. I'm settling on this $315 MeFOTO 'Roadtrip' model www.amazon.com/dp/B00BETIUO4 For the past two years I've used a much cheaper Benro (same manufacturer) but it was a cheap model and could have failed while out in the field since it was so flimsy. It was a difficult tripod to work with and is now broken. If you can help me buy that tripod that would mean so much to me! You can send a paypal donation to jonathanjessup@gmail.com or if Amazon will do a gift option that is even better.
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Monsoon Runoff
The streams were running high from days of steady rain combined with snow melt.   Colorado's Rocky Mountains in July of 2015.

For any of you who've been following my work for a long while, are you able to help me purchase a tripod for this year please? That would mean a whole lot to me. I need a lightweight tripod that reaches 60" in height. I'm settling on this $315 MeFOTO 'Roadtrip' model www.amazon.com/dp/B00BETIUO4 For the past two years I've used a much cheaper Benro (same manufacturer) but it was a cheap model and could have failed while out in the field since it was so flimsy. It was a difficult tripod to work with and is now broken. If you can help me buy that tripod that would mean so much to me! You can send a paypal donation to jonathanjessup@gmail.com or if Amazon will do a gift option that is even better.
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First View
The first morning in this area was perhaps the best for photography since the weather was lingering from days of steady rain. The gap in the spruce in the distance is created by regular avalanches off the high mountain. An open alpine valley is just around the bend beyond our view. Taken July 2015.
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Visage of Nature
Going through some of my prior work I found this.  Hope you enjoy it! Yes that's some fresh snow in the top left! Lots of marmots in this area. Colorado's Rocky Mountains in July of 2015.
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From my experience there are two types of artists.  Nearly all have varying degrees of each type. A sliding scale, so to speak.

The first type is inspired from within and filled with love for the subject. The inspiration is the drive and love powers it. They are creative because they are connected with the creative force beyond themselves. The creative spark is spiritual in origin, even if they don't think of it that way. There is peace while they work. They have minimal expectations. They tend to not be materialistic nor do they spend enormous amounts on equipment. They strongly desire to celebrate life and are filled with appreciation. They share their work out of love, to rejoice in life or god's creation.

The second type of artist does it for glorification of the false self, the ego.  They are self obsessed and usually unaware of it.  On the surface their artwork can appear very beautiful however their motives are dark. They feed off the attention from others. The emotional vampire that is never satisfied for long, their abnormal drive mistakenly admired by others, is an enslavement to the false self. They pursue their goal with ruthless determination and wish to dominate all others in all aspects of their life. They pride themselves on being special. They will often spend enormous amounts of money on equipment or self promotion advertising, etc. They don't celebrate the achievements of others, but are filled with jealously, hate, anger and secretly despise others. They only compare themselves with others as an automatic conditioned response. When the public's eye is on them, they will not admit to the evil within and they wear a mask to hide their deeper and very dark self. They fear the light. This is the subject for many books and there are thousands of traits and behaviors to know.

There is no medical cure for narcissism, but there are people who have been cured of it by powerful, life changing, spiritual experiences. A good example out of many is Howard Storm. He was an abusive egomaniac of a professor of art at a university until he died at the age of thirty eight. He came back to life after having a profound experience where, among many things, he was shown his behavior without the 'self delusion' he suffered. He is now an entirely different person. He is filled with love. He now has profound inspiration. He has life more than he ever knew before. Listen to him talk and it's clear that he is filled with life, love and such genuine sorrow and empathy for the trail of victims and destruction he left behind.

Please watch this video where he personally testifies to his experience www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi3e16…
There are many videos on YouTube on the subject of people who died and came back to life, 'near death experiences', and they are completely changed for the better.

In 1979 I wrecked on my bicycle and had a near death experience. I was knocked out after slamming my chin down on hard pavement from a very high jump on a big mulch pile. I saw beings of light flying in a nebula and heard a very loud singing (of angels). It was uncomfortably loud. Maybe I wasn't ready for heaven I don't know. After maybe a minute or two, a woman 'being' helped me back to my body.

I came back a different person. It's hard to describe how deep the changes go. What we think is important here, is not over there. Fame, money, admiration, personal achievements, social status, etc are not important even if everything we learn here says otherwise. Even things like going to school or other things we do without question are not nearly as important as we think. It took me several months to re-integrate back into this world. This is common for NDE'ers.  Many activities we do felt unhealthy or alien to me. I had no help. No one to talk to. I told my brother of the experience (he was there at the wreck) but if I recall correctly he didn't understand (how could he).  For many years I thought it was not a real experience. I tried hard to forget it. But it changed me.

I've never made any money here on DA, but the photos could still be for other types of ego boosting.  Nor can you take my word for it that I do my work out of some degree of selflessness.  Please believe me when I say that I want you to rejoice in the images. Appreciate them as an expression of love, something that seems to be getting harder to find.

With Love,
Jonathan

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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Nice gallery:) (Smile)
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Bonjour, merci for the visit :rose:!
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jonathanjessup Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
You're welcome Marc! Glad to have your devwatch!  You're gallery is awesome by the way. Cheers.
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav
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Nature--Addict Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Colorado is beautiful.
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hope you have a great day!
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Phraggle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017   General Artist
:party::icongigglecake:Blower fella (Party) :party:
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emspanglerphotos Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  New Deviant  Photographer
Happy birthday! Party 
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