My first pastel workshop in Japan

So this is one reasons why I kind of gave up carrying my DSLR and tripod with me.  🙂 One of my plans to accomplish during this trip was to do a pastel workshop for whose who had expressed interests to me since last year.

Due to the pastel drawing needs a suite of tools to do, despite the method was to use your finger(s) and rub them over the paper, it is apt to be rather bulky to carry by yourself unless you drive.

The workshop was made successful.  The participants who had never done this before, expressed their beautiful souls onto a piece of square paper to the full extent.  It is hard to tell you of how thrilling time I had with them as watching (and guiding) the whole process of the unique beautiful artwork was born out.  Japan, which has turned to rainy season, have got Hydrangea in full bloom, and I suggested them to draw Hydrangea.  Their touch and expression demonstrated during the work gave me inspiration and motivation.  🙂

I personally interpret this drawing process is quite similar to that you are meditating, which it may make you feel quite refreshing.  I am so glad that I shared those aspects with them.

Thank you beautiful souls for having me share this time with you.

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Out of water

Boats were disembarked on the ground.  Thick clouds bringing shower behind them got to rolling in.

This was photographed from a view deck of TranzAlipine railway in NZ.  It was a simple snapshot of an ordinary scene, but I like how the clouds behind boats made the shot a bit more dramatic.

This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she hosts for other photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos.  Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome images.  As it is open community, everyone can participate.

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Picture frame

I like photographing reflection.  Reflection seen in nature is of course fabulous as always  but reflection seen in urban area / city are great too.

Here are one of recent reflections I caught by the beach.  Morning light made the beach spot nicely reflected on the window(s) of a local restaurant.

Due to the design of the windows and outlook of the restaurant building, which simple square windows just aligned in a row, it reminded me of something like, as if I see images in picture frame, or, images in film neg.  I thought it interesting in either way.

Not sure how you interpret them below, but it will be great you enjoy in any way.

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An Over-gesturing tree

Here are photos of a tree in a local park at neighbor.  I like this tree as it looks somewhat humorous as looking like a human.  When I pass by in the park, I give my greet to this guy.

Yes, I very often personify greens and creatures, particularly to trees.  😉

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Holding a little house for birdies on its ‘hand’.
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Shrugging?
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Or conducting an orchestra performed with your friends in nature at the park?

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