Vase Light ~ #009 March 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for the (NEW TITLE) Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Object

©14 Open Vase 3 sml 6x


Frozen Light


in the early hours of the day i watch for light. often fleeting, it can be stunning at the same time. or subtle. a clean sky. an overcast sky. a broken-cloud sky. rain. it all has an effect. on the light. dazzling and delighting. soft and soothing. harsh and intense. quiet. cool. warm. light.

in the first days of Spring. light enters low. slanting. angled between eave and horizon. shattering off and through the jalousie window glass. pebble frosted. or clear. in this house.

i like this light. it illuminates a room. like no other light. throughout the day. a glow. bouncing off. into. and across. pots. tables. chairs. a bookcase. silent. roaming. exploring slowly. or with speed.

inevitably. i pause. fascinated. the light shows off beauty. the work. of other artists. this morning. catching the light. open to the light. in harmony with the light. offering up the light. a pot—i call it an open vessel or vase. by Mirta Toledo (Mirta Toledo Facebook or Mirta Toledo Dotcom) approximately 9.5 inches tall by 13 inches in diameter, hand built.

i’d like to spend long moments in the presence of this light. and vase.

i have to try hard to remember cameras. i want this moment to last. beyond a moment.

my phone camera. snap. snap. my iPad camera. snap. snap. my digital SLR—too late. the moment is gone. the light fades. behind clouds. another day. the SLR will be first at hand. a different ordering. of the photo sequence. will take place. for now. i’m excited. about this Spring light. that may remain. in my phone. iPad. and in my memory.

Spring sunlight
frozen for a moment
in a vase


Altered Photograph

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

This is my response to the Lens and Pens by Sally blog (New Title) Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Object, March 24, 2014. The theme or focus for the 4th Monday of the month is Challenger’s Choice, for which I’ve chosen: Object.

My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

  • Haibun is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.
  • Haiga is image which includes haiku as a part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

Below are the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge themes for each Monday of a month:

  • 1st Monday: Nature
  • 2nd Monday: Macro
  • 3rd Monday: Black and White
  • 4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, or Travel). 
  • 5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week (31 March 2014 will be the first challenge for this new theme).

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