This Scent ~ #007 February 2014 – Haiga/Haibun for The Phoneography Challenge

©14 Winter Scent 1 sml 6x



This Scent Reminds Me


it’s up there. clear sky. middle of the day. and it’s up there. the moon. a blue background. sharp cut edges like a cookie cutter with razors would cut. crisp. almost brisk. in the breeze. because it isn’t summer. it’s a winter blue sky. and clear. 

the rain has past. a mild light. yet a sharp moon. and this scent all around me. different than spring. than summer. than autumn. it’s winter. and the rain has stopped. a few blossoms linger. dripping. 

i like the cool air. it’s not too cold. i’m bundled enough. just slightly. i’m still in shorts. because i’m on a walk. wondering where my next photo will be. maybe i’ll find it later. i never know. i just watch. what catches my attention. that’s the moment i like to take the first shot. then i can move around. see if there is a better shot. still. it’s often the first shot i like. that’s what caught my attention of course. 

and this moon. it’s not following me. it’s everywhere i turn. i like that. comforting. like a friend who is there when i look. high moon. day or night. hi moon.


day moon

in a cloudless sky

this winter scent


Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • iPad 2 Digital Camera
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Glaze App
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the Lens and Pens by Sally blog Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: 2014—Black and White, February 17, 2014. The theme or focus for the third Monday of the month is Black and White. This is not strictly a Back and White photograph although I’d consider it to be basically monochromatic. I’m including a black and white below as a comparison. Do you have a preference?


©14 Winter Scent 2 (Black and White) sml 6x

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