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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Nature In Action - 1930s Photograph

Here's another photograph taken from the photo album I purchased 20 years ago in Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan. These photographs are from the 1930s, and are, as far as I know, all original... you can see the silver tincture in the photos. Most of the photos have the original owner of the album scratching in the description of the place in a white marker... complete with age fading...

The photograph above is another scene taken from the island of Enoshima with Mount Fuji perched in the background.

Enoshima (江の島) is an island about four (4) kilometers in circumference.. and is part of the city of Fujisawa near Mt. Fuji.

I'm a sucker for taking photos just like this, with an object - usually a tree branch perched close by and over the main part of the photo... I think it became my 'thing' for a while...

I love the rolling waves crashing against the rocks... and the fact that Mt. Fuji is awash in the background and barely visible, and the tree branch is slightly out of focus... it just lends a sense of reality to the photo - in stead of today where one can take a digital photo and know instantly whether or not it was any good.

This poor photographer wasn't so lucky, in that the focus was a bit off, but decided it was worth keeping, I bet, just because it shows a wave crashing against the rocks on the left spraying water up high in an epic moment. It's nature all over the place. grass, sand, trees, waves, water and one old man mountain.

Merry Christmas,
Andrew Joseph

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