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In the library
hushed whispers
and the silence of books

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This series of images is inspired by Haiku - the tiny poems of Japan, traditionally written in seventeen syllables.

Haiku usually gain their effect by suggestion, presenting a clear-cut picture which serves as a starting point for trains of thought and emotion. But because these poems are short, they rarely try to give the picture in detail - the rest the reader must fill in.

In recent years, there has been an enthusiastic and expanding interest in Haiku-in-English. This genre springs from the Japanese form but rarely consists of seventeen syllables. What it does seek to retain is the brevity, clarity, immediacy and resonance of Japanese Haiku and, like a photographic image, to record and share a moment of seeing...

01: strangers
02: curl
03: been there
04: dissatisfied
06: one farmer and me
07: the last embrace
08: shallows
09: before the guests
10: retreats to the sea
11: a moment of stillness
12: in between
13: suspended

Thank you for viewing - all feedback (+/-) gratefully received...

Susie :o)

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 24-105mm f4 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:5: the silence of books
Username:rosie42 rosie42
Uploaded:30 Jun 2008 - 1:24 PM
Tags:General, Haiku
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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 - 3:05 PM

this are very good shots susie, i love the composition here with the books, the lead in drews your eyes down the row, the warn carpet and the shadows. you've also done a very intresting wright up, well done, and how true ''the silence of books''

marc

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david deveson
30 Jun 2008 - 5:54 PM

Susie, this series is delightful...
David

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
1 Jul 2008 - 11:49 AM

Thank you Marc and David - pleased you like it!

Susie :o)

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thetriguy
thetriguy  9 United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 11:59 AM

This one is quite good. The poem and the image work very well together. A suggestion: Strangers was perfect (IMHO) in B&W. This too, might have been a different, more stark, image if done that way. Especially if you added some grain or burned the shadows a bit. Still, this is well done.
Best, Bill

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motoads
motoads  7 Australia
1 Jul 2008 - 12:58 PM

hey Susie :o)

love the comp here and the repetitive pattern... agree with bill that the b&w might work too, but i think its still effective in color...

fits well with the series, well done! ads :o)

Last Modified By motoads at 1 Jul 2008 - 1:00 PM

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rosie42  10 Australia
1 Jul 2008 - 1:00 PM

Cheers Bill and Ads - grateful for your considered feedback... thank you!

Susie :o)

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