Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Majesty

Unlike last year, I did not attempt to chase the last sunset of 2015 and the first sunrise of 2016. I spent most of my time in bed. I met some of my friends though on January 2, strolled along Enoshima Beach and waited for the sun to set. It was freezing but, strangely, relaxing.

majesty

Simple Joy 

seeing the sky paints 
 blue to pastel to abstract 
winter afternoon

a child flies his kite 
above the clouds, with his dreams 
winter afternoon

 a pair in barefoot
dances around sandcastles 
winter afternoon

 my camera clicks 
 in harmony with the waves 
winter afternoon 

/totomai

This was our first shoot in 2016 and we couldn't ask for more. Why? Because Fuji-san showed-off her majesty against the colorful skies. Perfect way to start our year in photography. I may have seen Mt. Fuji  thousand times but I am still in awe. It exudes different auras, like it has hundreds of personas.

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Photography and poetry (I call them phoetry together) always give me joy. My hope for 2016 is to shoot and write more. I just ordered a Matsuo Basho book and patiently waiting for it to arrive. I want to perfect the art of writing haikus. When it comes to photography, I want to go to places I’ve never been to yet. Or to explore the instax camera I won during our year-end party. 

 How about you? What are your plans this 2016? 

 Happy New Year Everyone!

 /totomai 
2016/01/06 

 Photos taken with Nikon D7000

             lens used : Nikor 18-300 mm

54 comments:

  1. such a nice totomai
    good luck
    http://imagtalks.blogspot.com/

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  2. what is a year
    fujisan smiles
    in the winter afternoon :)

    Beautiful images Totomai!

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    1. fuji-san's always smiling haha
      thanks thot

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  3. Breathtaking and worth the wait to capture the scenery. Greetings!

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    1. Thanks blogoratti. fuji-san is easily my muse

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  4. How privileged you are Totomai to be having Mt Fuji in all of its majestic sights and the elusive sunset when it appears!

    Hank

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    1. lucky this 2016 i think. haha. thanks hank :-)

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  5. Sometimes it is good to stroll towards the sun rather than chase after it..perhaps going a bit slower allows us to see a little more...loved the echo of the boy playing with his kite..perhaps a nod to your younger self? As ever beautiful words and image..

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    1. Could be me Jae. I agree, we usually rush on every thing that we do thus we forgot to see and appreciate some of the beautiful things around us.

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  6. Wow!! Thats one hell of a fantastic poem coupled with the picture :D
    Beautifully done :D

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    1. Cheers Sanaa! Take care there in KSA.

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  7. These are exquisite verses, and they bring me the peaceful joy of your phoetic afternoon in sight of Mt. Fuji and her companion artist!

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    1. Mt. Fuji can be definitely my lifetime muse. Wish I can see her often. Thanks Susan.

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  8. this is a positive ode to the winter afternoon. yes, I have felt it too here in Maryland's winter afternoons as well, with different scenes though. Loved it!

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    1. Good to hear that James - few times that I love winter lol

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  9. Beautiful pictures and beautiful expression of joy.
    Have a wonderful 2016 :)

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    1. Cheers Purba. You too, have a great 2016

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  10. I love your Winter Afternoon and your resolutions for 2016. My thing is drawing and poetry. Hope to do more of both, and improve.

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    1. There's always a room for improvement. More poems and sketches from you this 2016, Myrna.

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  11. Very nice image. The last stanza was my favorite. Have a prosperous 2016!

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    1. You too Rob. Have a blast this 2016

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  12. SO beautiful. The colours are amazing. I love the rounded shape of that mountain, quite different from the jagged peaks we have here. A lovely post, Totomai. Happy New Year!

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    1. I think this is the most photographed mountain in Japan. Thanks Sherry, have a wonderful 2016 too.

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  13. What beautiful photos and wonderful poem. I think a clicking camera brings you a lot of joy, Totomai! And it brings ME joy as well to read your poetry and see your photos! Mt. Fuji -- wow!

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    1. I'll turn crazy if I lose my camera haha. Thanks Mary - I'll focus on haiku this year though :-)

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  14. Soft and delicate poem!
    Amazingly beautiful captures too!

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  15. short n sweet. n i so love the pic.. esp the azure hues and the juxtaposition of stillness n movement.

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    1. I like that hues too. Printed this one already. Thanks Gazal

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  16. Beautiful words for a winter's afternoon and love those photos...especially of Mt. Fuji. I like what you said about her many personas.
    Happy New Year, Totomai!
    Gayle ~

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    1. I'm excited to meet her other personas, thanks Gayle

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  17. I love the pictures and the words go with them beautifully!

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  18. Hello friend, it;'s been a while... This is such a lovely piece that, for me, speaks so clearly of the essence of you, and to your bright spirt - made me smile this morning...
    With Best Wishes Scott

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    1. Yes, it's been a while Scott. Glad to hear that this poem made you smile to start your day :-)

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  19. Wonderful and so nice to find you at dVerse to... the pictures and poetry makes a great synergy... so wonderful

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    1. Hi Bjorn, got lucky today to join the open link. Thanks!

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  20. Such stunning photos Totomai, I am in awe of the majestic views ~ The colors are indeed breathtaking to marvel ~ Thanks for sharing them with us at D'verse ~

    Well I hope to continue writing throughout 2016 ~ Happy New Year Kabayan ~

    Grace

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    1. Same to you Grace - have a great 2016. Maraming Salamat.

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  21. i live close to, or on a mountain too and realise the different auras it can have. Wonderfully written.

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    1. Mountains are quite majestic, right?

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  22. Beautiful pics and verses, Totomai!Bravo...

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  23. Majesty of Mountains
    rising above horizons
    of manmade
    stuff.. hmm..
    God seems
    much bigger
    as Mountains
    than sAnds of
    Desert with no leaves..
    never the less
    a sand
    gRain
    no more..:)

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    1. That's a lovely reply Kate Mia. Thanks

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  24. A lovely painting with your words as well as imagery. Well done - I guess we can never not like watching the sky paint.

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    1. You are right, Abhra. Perhaps, on our rest days, we just need to see the mountains

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  25. this poem is full of beautiful simplicity.
    your photos are breathtaking!

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    1. Thanks Stacy. I can stay whole day looking at the view

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  26. No words to say it's that beautiful
    Phoetry:)liked it
    http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.in/?m=1

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