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A Photo a Week Challenge : Backlit

The verdurous April has come and low hanging dark clouds have been vanished away without noticing. Still I’m glued to a temporary desk at my flat to avoid something unexpected and sometimes I recognise that the season goes on a discrete timeline having invisible gaps. Just under a-week-ago bare trees, I learnt nothing could be changed. 

灰色の雲が垂れ込めた3月は、誰に告げるでもなく青青とした4月と入れ替わり、テレワークの途切れ途切れの時間の狭間で、つい一週間前の冬枯れの木の下に時の流れを知る。

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

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A Photo a Week Challenge : The Street Where You Live

Around whirl fourteen years have passed after I visited this town firstly as a business traveller. Since then, everything has been changed and nothing is different. Some good restaurants to spend a cheerful evening were closed and the tourist office that was here moved to another. Nevertheless, my favourite bakery store is still offering delicious corrosions and my old friends I missed for ten years suddenly talked to me on a street.
Probably it would be the best way to put two photos that are taken at different places and in different days because I live in two different places.

古い知り合いに街中でばったり会うとちょっと驚く。それが住まわせてもらっている異国の土地であれば尚更。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: The Street Where You Live by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Unexpected Focus

Honestly saying, this is exactly what I expected. I didn’t check focus well but I relied on my camera and tried to catch the smell of blossoms. Thanks to large aperture, unpleasant things were mostly vanished away.
Now cherry blossom is full bloomed and it’s comfortable to walk along the canal in the warmer air with respect to a social distance. A photo at bottom was taken with motion blur with intention of unexpected result. I prefer it, though.

フランスにもたくさんの桜があるが、案外ソメイヨシノは見当たらない。少しばかり懐かしさを感じつつ運河沿いを歩く。
お題には少し合わないかもしれないと思いつつ、個人的な思いで上の写真を持ってきた。下にはもう少し真面目に、モーションブラーでそれらしく。

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

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Take a New Photo

I didn’t even have a destination. I didn’t even have any subject. I just took a small camera and then something told me to push down a silver small button on top of a black metal. A time was still passing through a locked down city and nobody remembered how to spend the time. 
Everything is now different and new but nothing has been drifting. A strange and bit ordinary spring day goes here. 

特にあてがあるわけでも撮りたい何かがあるわけでもなく、黒い金属の上にある銀色のボタンを押せと言うよくわからない衝動だけがあった。閉じられた街は何も変わってなどいない。それでもどう過ごしたものかも分からず、何もかもが違って新しく見える春が来た。

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

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Faded

At dawn, everything was covered by cold mist. Colours were missed and the silence ruled the canal. While everybody who liked coffee and croissants started their new busy day, sky was gradually becoming blue and bare trees were showing details.
I love to walk along a canal even it is still faded.

冬は朝霧の季節であって、陽が登り始めても色が失われていることがしばしば。そんな色あせた運河沿いを歩くのも悪くない。

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

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Something New

Everything was vague but it was always new. New day was covered by a vail of uncertain tomorrow but was our future. Nothing was different but still new.
(taken with a hand-made filter)

何も変わらずとも、何かが曖昧で不確かであろうと、新しい明日はある。
(手作りフィルタにて撮影)

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

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A Photo a Week Challenge : She’s Got The Look

The crocus flower has suddenly appeared in a winter day. It is still cold and rains everyday. Trees are bare and you have no flowers. But she is there. She’s got the look. 

ちょっと時間も限られていて、近くの公園の写真が精一杯。でも春はいいなとワクワクしてきた。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: She’s Got The Look by Nancy Merrill Photography.