head pillowed on arm…

head pillowed on arm, 

such affection for myself?

and this smoky moon

                                                             ~Buson*

*cited in

The Sound of Water

Trans: Sam Hamil

As I was reviewing old post, these were two WP images and one haiku that were posted in April, 2013

lens-artist photo challenge: layered

Ceaseless tears–clouded mind: 
Bright scene–moon-shadow.

~The Sarashina Diary

(cited: Trans: AS Omori & K Doi, Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan)

Cameron Pass, Colorado 2018 Nikon D750 f/4.5 1/800s 24mm 100 ISO

Image and poem submitted in response to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: layered

dogwood photography’s photo challenge: frame within the frame

Week 32 Composition: Frame within the Frame (Using only natural elements, frame your subject. No actual picture frames allowed.)

Aspens within aspens… Nikon D750 f/4.5 1/1000s 52mm 800 ISO

Photography Composition Tip: Using Frame within a Frame photography Talk

Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.

embrace your shadows

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also if I am to be whole.

~Carl Jung (cited: Sean Tucker, Embace your Shadows: A lesson for Light and Life)
Leica D-Lux 7 f/1.7 1/2500s 10.9mm 200 ISO

The only time we are changing as human beings is in the shadows, the dark times.

Sean Tucker: Embrace your Shadows: A Lesson for Light and Life