Walden, Colorado is a small town hidden in a basin surrounded by the peaks of the Medicine Bow, Never Summer, Rabbit Ears and Park Mountain ranges. Landscape image submitted in response to Travel With Intent’s One Word Sunday challenge: change
if my father were here–
over green fields ~Issa (www.haikuguy.com)
the pine on the ridge
whispers it ~Issa (www.haikuguy.com)
“[Frank Meadow] Sutclifffe rarely left Whitby, where his portrait studio kept him busy, and said that we was ‘tethered for the greater part of each year by a chain, at the most only a mile or two long.’ To most modern photographers this would seem a crippling restriction, but Shutcliffe gradually realized that is was an asset to him as a photographer since it forced him to concentrate on the transitory effects that would transform familiar scenes.” (cited: Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, the Aperture History of Photography Series: Aperture 1979
While I dreamed of traveling during those long-hours filled with work and family responsibilities, I find that Frank Shutcliffe’s creative work serves to move me toward greater acceptance of being “tethered” during this retirement period with the challenge to open myself to the “transitory effects” of nature that transforms the landscape close to home.
Image, haiku, and excerpt from Aperture submitted in response to Patti’s (P. A. Moed) lens-artists photo challenge: nature.
as you wander through my dreams
this aged soul wonders…
do our yesterday’s greet you?
Image submitted in response to Jenn’s (Traveling at Wit’s End) photo challenge: balance.
In the summer night
The evening still seems present,
But the dawn is here.
To what region of the clouds
Has the wandering moon come home?
~Kiyohara no Fukayabu
Meditative photography with an iPad, John F Simon’s “Drawing your own Path,” a pair of reading glasses, a fountain pen, and the dawn. Edited in Lightroom CC.