Saturday, October 08, 2016

Autumn Morning and Fog

Since my chemo session this week, I have been browsing through my archive of Japanese woodblock images, CDs and DVDs of works loved and gathered up during the last ten years or so.  As always, the journey has been enjoyable, particularly looking at the creations of Kawase Hasui and Tsuchiya Koitsu again. Temples, pagodas, bridges,  streets and street lanterns, tea houses, umbrellas, snow, cities, factory workers and courtesans, power lines, trees and moons, they captured it all, and oh, how they captured it.

Somewhere along the way, I remembered this image recorded in the village several seasons ago in late autumn, and I went off to find it again.  Fog billowed and swirled around roofs and trees that morning, cloaking vehicles parked in the street, reframing transmission towers and power lines as magical floating structures, casting a luminous pearly veil over everything.

When I arrived home and uploaded results of the exercise into my computer, I was perplexed by the palette and the nebulous character of the composition, then decided it was fine just as it was.  The image was as close as I would ever come to a misty urban work by Hasui or Koitsu.  My faithful lens lingered lovingly on everything it saw that morning, and it took everything in. The vision was true, and I still love looking at it.  This morning it is on my desktop, and I wanted to share it.

8 comments:

Luna Crone said...

I love all photos of fog and mist! Love them! (There are even a couple of IG's devoted to such. :-))

So happy that you were out and about, to discover that magical morning. And to capture it. Beautiful...

And I recently read of mist, being referred to as Dragon Breath. :-) I loved that.

Gentle Autumn hugs,
Luna Crone

Tabor said...

Fog is a time to stop and listen. Glad you could find that photo. You must be very organized. I delete about 50% or more of my photos and still find I get lost in the digital lists.

Barbara Rogers said...

Glad you wrote a bit about this photo. I was surprised that it wasn't some view of nature with fog...but now with the experience that you had when taking it, I can certainly understand. Thanks.

kerrdelune said...

I still like wild fog shots best, and October dishes out some dandies on our hill or by the lake (also incredible sunsets) . All will be showing up here when I take them.

The truth is that it is very difficult to find anything in my archives, Tabor. Finding my village fog scene took ages and ages and involved a fair bit of muttering.

Mystic Meandering said...

Wonderful quiet activity while you recover from this round of chemo... I admire your tenacity.

I'm in the same predicament as Tabor - my photo files are in disarray, and I can't find a whole file of them! arrrggghhhh... They are organized by date, but not labeled by content - big mistake. So I have to dig in - at some point - and start re-organizing, relabeling. It's a formidable job - like life sometimes :)

Love the photo. Very ethereal, and conjures up all kinds of feelings...

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Beautiful image.
Entering the computer and camera world at age 70, 10 years ago
so many of my late pictures I cannot find, thought it was just me :)

Sending healing wishes to you
dear Cate....

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

up in the night
meant to say
"early pictures"

bev said...

A wonderful photo, Cate. Sending healing vibes your way. Take care.