winter’s ice

in the mosquito’s

buzz, a thread of thoughts

begins in my mind ~Takeshita Shizunojo 1887-1951 (M Ueda, Far Beyond the Field)

horsetooth reservoir… Nikon D750 f/4.5 1/200s 85mm 100 ISO
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time

time, an illusion

of fragmented memories

pursuing refuge

Ricoh GX100… f/4.4 1/95s 15.3mm 80 ISO

Who would fare better in the world of fitful time? Those who have seen the future and live only one life? Or those who have not seen the future and wait to live life? Or those who deny the future and live two lives?

~Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams, pg. 68

inspiration: mood

murmur of voices

unheeded by today’s

regrets of yesterday

Nikon D750 f/4 1/400s 42mm 160 ISO

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

Week 9 Inspiration: Mood (Your Artistic Inspiration this week is the mood you are feeling today. Take that mood and use it to create art.)

lens-artist photo challenge: nature

spring breeze–
the pine on the ridge
whispers it
~Issa (www.haikuguy.com)

Horsetooth Reservoir … f/5.6 1/2000s 300mm 2200 ISO

“[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.