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

lens-artists photo challenge – magical

Rain, hail, snow, and ice;

All are different,

But when they fall

They become the same water

As the valley stream

~Ikkyu Sojun

Horsetooth Reservoir …. Nikon D750 f/8 3 1/2 min 24mm

Image and poem submitted in response to Leya’s photo challenge: magical

dandelions in the wind

My heart aches with the awareness of how the sudden environment of panic, confusion, and anger overtook the lives of so many children…innocent children…this past weekend. This video is an attempt to silence my anger, my despair, and my helplessness by nourishing seeds of beauty, of inclusion, of togetherness.

dandelions in the wind

May each of us know peace through the embrace of loving-kindness and compassion.

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.

dogwood photography’s photo challenge: composition – depth of field

Week 29 Composition: Depth of Field (Depth of Field is a great way to isolate your subject. Instead, for the challenge though I want you to use DoF to make a subject appear part of something larger.)

Nikon D750 f/7,1 1/160s 28mm 100 ISO

Beginner Photography Tip: Mastering Depth of Field from Photography Talk

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