In the video below Ibarionex (Candid Frame) discusses how fixed visual elements in a scene allow a photographer to find their compositionIn
a lightning flash
soaked in green glaze
far beyond the field
~Kuroda Momoko (trans: M Ueda, Far Beyond the Field)
The Chinese expression for “nostalgia” is xiangchou, literally “village sadness” … the grief that accompanies the traveler who cannot find a way back to the home village.Vera Schwarcz, Bridge Across Broken Time
Hiraeth (pronounced [hiraɪ̯θ] is a Welsh concept of longing for home. Many Welsh people claim hiraeth is a word which cannot be translated, meaning more than solely “missing something” or “missing home.” To some, it implies the meaning of missing a time, an era, or a person. It is associated with the bittersweet memory of missing something or someone, while being grateful of their existence. It can also be used to describe a longing for a homeland, potentially of your ancestors, where you may have never been. Similarly, the Cornish equivalent is hireth.
lost in the woods —
only the sound of a leaf
falling on my hat ~Tagami Kikusha (trans: Makoto Ueda, Far Beyond the Field)
Hiraeth bears considerable similarities with the Portuguese concept of saudade, Galician morriña, Romanian dor, Gaelic cianalas, Russian toska (тоска), German Sehnsucht and Ethiopian tizita (ትዝታ)
Week 24 Inspiration: Who inspires you (Inspiration comes from many places. Tell us about who inspires you.)
My introduction to Bruce Percy’s color landscape images invited me to study the amazing images of Michael Kenna and to visualize landscape photography through an eye towards minimalism and muted colors. “As I’ve grown older, I’ve found that I’m much more attracted to the wilderness and the people that live on the edges of it. Photography is a great way of getting closer to the land and the cultures that inhabit it.” ~Bruce Percy cited: Wotfoto.com
What I have found interesting in this exploration and study of various photographers, is that while I am inspired by Bruce Percy and Michael Kenna, I am also drawn to the street photographs created by Jasper Tejano who offers the viewer amazing colored images of life on the street, “… color street photography, to me, presents life with much more realism and dynamism. Especially with my work on silhouettes, the darkness of my subjects will just drown in the different shades of gray. I need color to make my subjects emerge from the frame.” ~Jasper Tejano
Images submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.
hop on over to Travel with Intent to join this week’s six word Saturday
I cannot speak of
Yudono, but see how wet
My sleeve is with tears.
~Matsuo Basho, The Narrow Road to Oku (trans: Donald Keene)
The Candid Frame: Seeing the Composition
Week 23 Composition: Leading Lines (You have already used leading lines to show Infinity. Now try to use strong leading lines in food photography.)
Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.