Shifting Angles ~ #013 January 2014 – Haiga/Haibun
Shifting Angles; A Self Portrait
January 27, 2014
gray light seeps past the shutter edges. it’s too light to be the moon and too soft to be a cloudless sky. winter dawn then. and the sound of a cardinal.
awakened. I begin ever changing patterns. yoga. the laundry. the kitchen. before paint and writing. if I start the paint and writing first I’ll not get to the kitchen and laundry and yoga. so the pattern begins this way. I haven’t set meditation into this pattern (again) yet, although my intention is to do so soon. I’d like that.
the winter rain is off and on this morning. good for the plantings I settled into the ground or repotted yesterday. lemongrass in the garden. malabar spinach near the drain spout. stevia and oregano in big pots for now. one cement. one plastic.
the quiet today brings to mind watching palm shadows on a recent walk. the wind tossing the fronds this way and twisting them that way. I video catch this moment thinking I can edit it into the string I’m collecting for my effort at Videoku. my term, or maybe it’s already being used, for haiku video reads on YouTube. I’m working on my first. Wind.
sunlight. strong, buffeting, sudden lulls and gentle touches, even in this restless winter wind the sunlight remains silent. potent. powerful. even at this shifted angle. I pause. amazing sunlight. I sift thoughts in the silence. I like that.
on a winter day
Altered Phone Camera Photograph
- 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
- LGA340 (Very Basic) Digital Phone Camera
- Digital Drawing and Painting
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
My response to the Lens and Pens by Sally blog Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: 2014—Open Choice: Portraiture (in my case a selfie because it’s my most accessible subject along these lines), January 27, 2014. The theme or focus for the fourth (or fifth) Monday of each month is Open Choice, (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, or Travel).