kyoto umbrella

japan, Poetry

kyoto umbrella

bright orange and blue
just a small shelter it’s true
but I still love you

I took this picture in Kyoto, Japan, back in 2014. At the time I was working on my photography in a structured way. On the day I took this I was working on contrasting colours. Specifically looking for blue and orange, red and green etc.

Contrasting colours can be quite powerful, especially if you have a visual weight contrast e.g. 80% of one and 20% of the other. That’s why sometimes if you see a girl in a purple dress holding a single yellow flower, it looks beautiful. In fact some photographers will take a contrasting colour flower to a photo shoot just for that purpose.

Yesterday when I started writing201 poetry course we learned the form haiku, today I was thinking about this picture and had this short haiku in mind.

18 thoughts on “kyoto umbrella

    1. hi lucile, thank you for this message too. I just had a glance at your site, nice images and words, will need to go and read properly! :)

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