“One day he sent word: ‘Maple trees of the mountain are very beautiful. Come! let us go together to see them.’ She answered, ‘I shall be glad to do it.’ But the appointed day came and his Highness wrote: ‘To-day I must confine myself for a religious service.’ But that night it stormed, and the leaves were all gone from the trees. She waked and wrote to the Prince how sorry she was that they could not have gone the previous day.
In the Godless month it stormed–
To-day I dream and dream
And wonder if the storm was within my heart.
Was it a rainstorm? How my sleeves are wet!
I cannot tell–but muse profoundly.
After the night storm there are no more maple leaves. O that we could have gone to the mountain yesterday!”~The Diary of Izumi Shikibu (cited: Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan)
Amy’s (The World is a Book) Lens-Artist’s challenge this week is to share our perspective of now vs then
Horsetooth Reservoir Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/2000s 65mm edited: Photoshop
Horsetooth Reservoir Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/1000s 24mm
on the water
a clear image of blossoms
death close by*
Cited: Makoto Ueda, Far Beyond the Field
*’Death is close by, because the mirror image of the cherry blossoms, clearer than the actual flowers, will disappear with the slightest breath of wind.
Nikon D750 f/5 1/2000s 85mm 200 ISO
Nikon D750 f/5 1/4000s 85mm 200 ISO
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the sound of waves
drawing near, I become part
of the winter scene
cited: Makoto Ueda, Far Beyond the Field
Nikon D750 f/5 1/1000 85mm 800 ISO
dark figure on light ground… 8 of 10
Nikon D750 f/5.6 1/2000s 150mm 720 ISO
An original image of Horsetooth Reservoir
edited in Photoshop and finalized in Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4.
A third image finalized in Photoshop creating a cinematic effect.
Nikon D750 f/5 1/2000s 82mm 1000 ISO)