Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

This is my submission to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend.

When I stepped into the centre of this tree bunch to look up above, it realised me how little me attempting to find out how big they are, its non-sense right.

They live way longer than me and that’s enough to be respected that they have been at the shrine over four hundred years ago (or earlier or later of the period).

This was photographed at Fujiyoshida Sengen Jinja Shrine, Yamanashi, Japan.  It’s  located at base of Mt. Fuji.


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The presence of modernism

I went to Japan four times this year for various reasons and in ranging from 4 days to 15 days per stay.  First visit of the year was pure holiday and caught up with my family and friends there.  Second and third stay were for some stuff to do which I did not expect in the beginning of the year, and the last stay was for semi-business trip.  On each trip, I took my camera (as always) with me.  I usually take a lot of photographs at the site where I visit and I did on my first trip.  I went out various spots in Japan visiting a friend living in an island off Kyushu.  On my second and third visits, I stayed in Tokyo and was a little bit full on so my range of trekking activity for photography was limited.

There are many photos that were taken at that time left untouched on my drawer.

And I started taking them a look and will  share little by little because some should deserve.

The below photo was taken at Shinjuku, Tokyo.

To be honest, I was not sure as to whether I like this architecture or not.

Is it beautiful or ugly?  :p

All I saw about this building was, that it had a strong presence and somehow photogenic.

This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness running by Leanne Cole for other photographers and audiences who like monochrome photography.  On every Thursday, part of her blog space is being open for other photographers and their  contributions make a great gallery of monochrome photographs.  🙂

Presence of modernism 2

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Bench in the scene – 切り取った場面に登場するベンチ

Usually my photography is landscape (or probably something to call ‘-scape’ whatever it is) so I rarely take portrait.

Just flipping my photos the other day, I found myself taking a bench (or benches) often in the scene of which I photographed.   Here are some out of them.  I don’t know if there was any implication behind myself when I took them, but I am sure that it was given some role in each scene.

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Bench under SAKURA treesBench under SAKURA tree2Bench at BalmoralBench at Queenscliff