And Chèvrefueille gave really a lot of examples for explanation:
Okay … back to our episode of today. Today I have another nice prompt for you to create a haiga with. Today that’s bird feathers. To inspire you a bit I will give the examples by Jane Reichhold for this prompt from her modern Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”.
bird feathers in the night sound spring rain
fading the colors of a peacock feather an iris blooms
joined by listening the breath of disciples in baby birds
Photoku, which first appeared on Ronovan Writes is now being hosted by Blog it or Lose it! this week was ember and freedom. All you haijin who love haiga and photography, you should try this new and interesting form of haiku photo art … you can find the prompt each Monday.
Last week I wanted to create a night effect, but the results, at least from my point of view were not entirely satisfactory. The original view of the river is very greenish and I wasn’t able to get rid of that green, in fact as one viewer stated correctly, the river looked a bit toxic (which I’m afraid it probably is.) Another reader suggested working on the water with Lightroom, a program I’ve never used before, to work on that selected area.
I do have a copy of Photoshop on my computer from my son’s school days, so I tried to work on the selected area with that program. Unfortunately I missed a passage and the whole photograph came out like this:
I went back to Picasa 3 with the results … and started playing with the filters … softening, sharpening, then softening again then adding a second border and finally I decided to try sepia and see what came up:
An interesting effect but not what I wanted so, I sharpened again and then cropped the borders, tuned towards cool (blue) sharpened, hit Ortonish, softened, added some fill lights, re-tuned again towards cool and added some shadows and then I added a new border this is the result which I named Charon’s Boat, this week’s process 3:
Charon rows along the Styx
– eternal night
This morning I’m writing the morning haiku at Through the Eye of Bastet in honor of an inspiring photographer – Robyn Gosby at Captivate Meand I’m sure you too will enjoy her fabulous photos just click the link!
Here’s her fantastic photo:
Robyn Gosby – 2014
When I saw this photo I instantly thought of Issa and wrote this haiku: