lost in translation: pick a word in august- ursine

“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”

~A A Mille, Winnie-the Pooh

Ursine… Ricoh GX100 f/2.9 1/28s 7.3mm 80 ISO

Image and quote submitted in response to Lost in Translation’s Pick a Word Challenge: Ursine

thursday’s special: pick a word in feburary – y2

Sweet and sad

like love overwhelmed

with long sighs,

out of the depths of the willow

little by little

the moon appears.

~Yosano Akiko*


I found myself drawn, not to this tree, but to the shadows playing upon its trunk.  Image submitted in response to Lost in Translation’s photo challenge.


Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

black and white sunday: composition


I recently began reading online study guides that note the importance of emotion as well as composition elements of diagonals and leading lines within street photography…this image speaks to me of both.

This image taken from an “above” perspective is submitted in response to the theme “composition” by Lost in Translation

black & white sunday: traces of the past

The Fort Collins Municipal Railway operated streetcars in Ft Collins, Colorado from 1919 until 1951.  The streetcar, Birney “Safety”, 21 is listed in the National Register of Historical Places and is currently operating during the spring and summer months.

Nikon D750  f/8  135mm  1/500s  100 ISO

submitted in response to Lost In Translation’s photo challenge