IN SPRING…

Haru wa hana
Natsu hototogisu
Aki wa tsuki
Fuyu yuki kiede

In the spring, cherry blossoms,

In the summer the cuckoo,

In autumn the moon, and in

winter the snow, clear, cold.

 

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Verse from:

The Zen Poetry of DOGEN
Verses from the
Mountain of Eternal Peace
STEVEN HEINE
Tuttle Publishing. Boston. 1997

Photos taken on a windy day in Kirkland, Washington.

Olympus OM-D EM1

Olympus Zuiko 60 f2.8 mm macro lens; at f2.8 – f9, iso 200, 1/1250 –ย  1/13 sec. (longer shutter speed for intentional blurring on last image). Processed in Lightroom.


27 comments

  1. Now here is a post that brings to me the feeling of spring. These are such intricate photos, and brings a smile to my face as the moist winds of spring are on its way.

    • Intricate, yes, I guess so. I try to show different sides of things. Did you know this winter was the wettest on record for the PNW? Or at least Seattle area. For that statistic they figure winter is the wet season that extends from 10/1 through 3/1. Interesting, right? It was dry last year, so plenty of snow up there in the Cascades (but less in the Olympics) this year, which is good.

    • Hey Gunta, great typo! “Horrible old!” ๐Ÿ™‚
      Get better soon. I bet you’re running around too much, between the two places. Hope you can get some rest and sun.

      • Hehehe… it does pretty much say it all. I suspect you’re right about too much running around. Ain’t no spring chick any longer, though the urge to get things done is pretty strong!

  2. Beautiful stuff, Lynn – must say that the lighting in the third image down under the haiku knocks me about a bit; also love the softness in several of these. Am vaguely thinking of another camera, maybe a Fujifilm XT-1 >>> and maybe I’ll be getting into Lightroom too, at least a bit – how do you find it? Have you used it for a long time? Adrian ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Adrian – Yeah, the lighting at that moment was good, wasn’t it? We call them sunbreaks here – we have a lot of cloudy weather, and we revel in the sunbreaks. Lightroom, yes, I love it. I can’t imagine life without its’ organizing abilities. And processing there is quick and easy, and provides quite a bit to play with, not as much as Photoshop, but I’d rather not deal with that level of complexity. I know you have silver efex – don’t you? – and I’m sure that for B&W it’s much better than LR, but for organizing and general processing, LR is terrific. I use one other program, On1, which complements LR well. You might be able to get a deal on it, or get it free – I recommend trying it out. Remember the photos I added textures to a while back? On1. Has a zillion effects, but also works for basic processing.
      Sorry I’m late getting back to yo – work’s been nutty. Let me know what you do!


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