is the Japanese esthetic that finds beauty in impermanence, change, and imperfection. The seasonal changes expressed in a fall garden can provide a strong wabi sabi immersion. The weathering of a garden's stone and wood, and the random activities of untended plants, also reflects that esthetic. Our brisk fall afternoon, breezy with a bright blue sky, drew me out into that lovely chaos with a camera.
The camera in this case is a Sony Nex-7. I like and use it because it incorporates the image quality of my big DSLR in the small body of a point-and-shoot. It includes some sophisticated modes, including one that combines three images taken in very quick succession with an HDR process, and adds a bit of warming and enhanced detail. A fun brush with which to splash the color and detail I found on my little adventure.
What fabulous and peaceful chaos (:ReplyDelete
Very beautiful garden! It looks so pleasant, peaceful, serene, the perfect place to sit and think.ReplyDelete
That maple is a fine sight. Autumn must be lovely in California.ReplyDelete
HDR is a funny thing. It blended your dog into the fallen leaves.
Lovely pictures. Curious, is the HDR sampling all done in-camera?ReplyDelete
Yes - in-camera. And hand-held in good light. It has this "pumped up" mode used here, as well as a straight HDR mode. Here's a good review. The best every-day, walk-around and most fun camera I've used. http://www.stuckincustoms.com/sony-nex-7-review/Delete
Such beautiful colours. I love these. Thanks a lot.ReplyDelete
Almost psychedelic detail + color. Neat!ReplyDelete
stunning as always tony. 50 years ago today i picked up my girlfriend at collage of marin and we drove in to golden gate park and the japanese tea garden. it was foggy and misty. we had tea and fed the ducks. it was a good place to be during that chaos.ReplyDelete