if my father were here…

if my father were here–
dawn colors
over green fields
~Issa (www.haikuguy.com)

Nikon D750 f/8 1/250s 200mm 360 ISO
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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.

lens artists photo challenge: fences

spring peace–

a mountain monk peeks

through a fence

~Issa (cited: http://www.haikuguy.com)

landscape

landscape 1

This week lens-artists invited us to share our favorite fence images.   While the images above are not my “favorite,” the sign did bring a smile.

I had to go back a number of “blog” years to find three of my favorite fences.