Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/400 s 112 mm 560 ISO

Image submitted for Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.

Week 8: Composition: leading lines (It is easy to use Leading Lines to show depth in an image or guide the eye to a specific spot in the image. Instead, this week use leading lines to show the concept of infinity.)

If I’d heard

so much as 

a water rail’s knock,

I’d have opened

the black pine door.

                         ~Izumi Shikibu*

gate

*cited:

The Ink Dark Moon

J Hirshfield & M Aratant

With one who does not speak his every thought

I spent a pleasant evening. ~ Hyakuchi*

worldthroughmyeyes2

Things wabi-sabi have a vague, blurry, or attenuated quality—as things do as they approach nothingness (or come out of it).  One-hard edges take on a soft pale glow. Once-substantial materiality appears almost sponge-like. Once-bright saturated colors fade into muddy earth tones or the smoky hues of dawn and dust.  Wabi-sabi comes in an infinite spectrum of grays…**

This week’s  WordPress.com Weekly Photo Challenge submission:  a barn in southeastern Wyoming

sources:

*The Moon in the Pines

Trans:  Jonathan Clements

**Wabi-Sabi  for Artist, designers, Poets, & Philosophers

Leonard Koren