Portrait of KOMAINU guard dog

These are a pair of Komainu (the mythical) guard dogs (or lion-dog) watching Itsukushima Shrine, as I snapped over a year ago.

Every shrines in Japan have the pair of watch dogs, each of which is having different outlook.  Generally they sit at the main gate of the shrine but this pair in Itsukushima sits in the middle of open-air connecting corridor facing the bay of Hiroshima.

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

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

'Komainu' guard dog

Version 3

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More from Sculpture by the Sea 2017

A couple of more snapshots from open exhibition at coastal walk.  If you are interested in the other snapshot I had posted earlier, please click here.

I was trying to capture them by my own perspectives.  Portrait of those sculptures / artworks have been covered on their official website so I wanted to make them  looked differently.  😉

It is always interesting for me to interpret and find a message by the artists hidden behind these works.

The beautiful South Pacific Ocean and clouds made those works looking even more dramatic, I thought.  They were being part of the arts, the brilliant backgrounds.

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Under One Sky by Stephen Marr
Plastic Paradise by Kathy Allam
Song of the Aisors by Jock Clutterbuck
The Last Charge by Harry Fasher
Are We There Yet? by Jane Gillings

Out of Sculpture by the Sea 2017 – シドニーのボンダイビーチ沿いで開かれる彫刻展から

This photo was taken when I strolled into Sculpture by the Sea held at its coastal walk between the two famous beaches; Bondi and Tamarama.  Every year a number of modern artworks / sculptures were exhibited along with the walk path.

The title is ‘Indivisible’ by Matthew Harding.

Out of Sculpture by the Sea 2

This photo has been posted to ‘Monochrome Madness’ by Leanne Cole for this week yet the theme of the month ‘Out in the Open’.

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