Photo (and Poetry) Blog

Haiku Tuesday: Cicadas (Fleeting Life)


There is no sign in the cicadas’ cry

That they are just about to die.

by Basho

Translation by Asataro Miyamori

Three Is A Magic Number




I’ve ran into this cute little fellow during one of my walks. He was just standing there, posing so nicely! He flew away when I tried to get closer; the first photo is heavily cropped, the other two are cropped to about 70%.

Photo taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens (which was the only lens I had with me). 

Haiku Tuesday: The Ruins of Takadachi Fort


Ah, summer grasses wave!

The warriors’ brave deeds were a dream!

by Basho

Translation by Asataro Miyamori

More B&W


I almost forgot how interesting it can be with black and white … especially this time of the year, when everything seems to be gray!

Photo taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.

Black & White



Some more photos from my Friday photo walk, this time in B&W.



Photos taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens.

… and suddenly it’s 2015


Hello there! You probably wondered whether I fell out of the face of the earth. And I did. Well, almost. In the middle of Christmas preparations I fell ill and had to have surgery. Some complications made the whole thing even more unpleasant, and it’s first now, after four weeks, that I start to feel somewhere close to normal.


All I wanted during those incredibly long and dull hospital days was to get home and go for long walks with my camera. But when I was finally released from the hospital I was still on strong painkillers that made me dizzy and my energy level was very low. Going for long walks was out of the question, and I had no interest in anything. The only things that I did was to sleep, eat (very little, had no appetite), take lots of pills, watch all the Bond movies (!) and then sleep some more.



Yesterday was the first time I felt strong enough to go for that long walk in the forest. These are some photos I took, more to come tomorrow.


Photos taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. 

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