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A Photo a Week Challenge : View

After raining several weeks, a colour of light blue has been back to the sky. Still the winter light is not enough strong to see underfoot and a path to a small church is in sullen silence. And then, all of sudden, I find a bright sea ahead, a view from a narrow place to the next days.

冷たい長雨の後に青空が戻ってきたとしても、冬の光はあまりに弱く足元もおぼつかない。小さな教会に続く陰鬱な小道が続く。やがて突然に気づくのだ。狭い道の向こうに輝く海が見えることに。

昨秋には仕事にひと区切りがついて、そろそろブルターニュを離れる頃かなと思っていましたが、気がついてみれば、まだブルターニュの海を見ています。一体どうなることやら。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: View by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Animals

If you are from/in East Asia, you may think animal’s theme in the beginning of the new year suggests the Earthy Branches or Zodiac. Though most of such people celebrate it with the lunar calendar, in some cases such as Japan, January the 1st is also the date of changing to the next branch, that is, 2022 is the year of Tiger. I have read a lot of blog pages featuring a tiger but I haven’t had any opportunity to take a picture of tigers. Instead, I propose a picture of squirrel. It should have been so busy for taking its breakfast. Sorry for bothering.

この時期にAnimals themeだなんて、平均的な日本人に対しては虎の写真を撮れと言われているようでちょっと難しかったわけだが、リスも悪くないだろうと思うのだ。十二支に猫がいるとか、元々は黄道帯の十二宮が原点だそうだから違う動物が混じることだってありそうではないか。などと書きながらリス座はないなと…。

もし、リス座をご存知でしたらコメント欄で教えてください。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunrise by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Funny Signs

First of all, I’m in neither positive nor negative position on CBD. Perhaps, I should say slightly negative on this yet because the discussion always goes a bit vague in the end.
Secondly, I don’t think the ad sign is funny in terms of both literal and implied meaning. However, I still have a bit strange but funny feeling from the shop window.

So, this is Christmas. You are looking out of a window. It snows. Probably it is very cold outside. Somehow a sense of perspective seems wrong. You may be outside of a warm house. But where.

このショーウィンドーを見ていると、なんだか遠近感がおかしくなってくる。自分は家の中にいて雪降る外を眺めているのかそれとも外なのか。森は近くにあるのか遠いのか。なんだか不思議な感覚である。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Funny Signs by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Sunrise

It’s winter. Even though the DST was over, you don’t see the sunlight before 9am. One good thing is mostly you don’t see any people neither. COVID-19 situation in Europe is getting worse and worse and afternoon is not a proper time to visit city centre. Nobody know what will happen next. However, you know, there is no night that doesn’t dawn. If winter comes, can spring be far behind?

この状況下では、夜明け頃は人と会わない貴重な散歩の時間。夜は必ず明けるからと信じられる時間。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunrise by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Gateways

There should be a lot of gateways around my place, sometimes to draw a line indicating in and out, sometimes it just stands with no reason but historically, or simply it should be. I don’t know the meaning of above arch and gateway but at least, once you enter the town, the Christmas time should come to you.

どういうわけか身の回りにはたくさんの入り口となる道やアーチがあるのだが、こちらはクリスマスへの道らしい。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Gateways by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Bokeh

Needless to say, as same as common photographer, I often take some photos with bokeh. It’s a kind of one of basic techniques to lead eyes to the subject. However, I prefer also to use bokeh to add decorations of lights. Cheerful illumination for Christmas can be a good subject to test it. It’s always difficult to take it, though.

柔らかなボケも写真の楽しみのひとつだろうが、キラキラと輝くボケもまた楽しい。まもなくクリスマスのイルミネーションが絶好の被写体になるのだろう。なかなか思った通りには撮れないのだけれど。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Bokeh by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Vanishing Point

I really like to walk down a morning street especially on quiet Sunday. People may have been at the end of a noisy night, people may have stood on the beginning of another busy day. Anyway it goes to the vanishing point of the day.

早朝の街を歩くのはどこか面白い。騒がしい夜の終わりと忙しい朝の始まりの狭間で、人はどこに消えていくのか。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point by Nancy Merrill Photography.