This was taken not far from one I posted a few days ago. From my apartment it's a 20-minute walk straight north, and worth every moment of the intense heat and humidity.
With the author continually drawn to this area, these photos seem to offer interior commentary of a biographical nature, placing the photographer's rich past tense heritage in and near the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with the present and future tenses of life in Japan. I think I hear Flatt and Scruggs, the Foggy Mountain Boys, and Loretta....
4 Aug 2009 5:46am
@Russell: Ha! For a truly cross-cultural experience, please right click on this YouTube video while looking at this photo. Others may wish something a little more traditional, in which case I recommend this. And if you want a cross between old and new, you can't do better than "traditional" pop Japanese "enka" music (演歌) in which case try this by 氷川きよし (Hikawa Kiyoshi) or this by 天童よしみ(Tendo Yoshimi). Enough said.
Love this image!
The colours and composition are great
4 Aug 2009 7:06am
Emerald sensation, I've never seen a more beautiful field...
4 Aug 2009 8:55am
4 Aug 2009 10:26am
Now, that's a tranquil scene, so peaceful and so... green ! The greenery in your photos always amazes me.
4 Aug 2009 11:46am
A beautifully framed and composed shot GJC! The serenity of pastoral life..... ;-)
4 Aug 2009 11:56am
4 Aug 2009 12:42pm
The greens are so intense, lush and gorgeous! I love the layers of landscape and colour. So beautiful, one day I hope to see something like this...
4 Aug 2009 1:09pm
The mountains, the green, the low clouds/fog remind me so much of Maine, where we vacationed this year. Jut beautiful!
4 Aug 2009 1:49pm
I guess the D300 helps pushing the greens, but here the greens are outstandingly vivid! I love this landscape and its promises of life offerings...
4 Aug 2009 1:58pm
gorgeous! I love the misr rising from the mountains, and that green is so vibrant! Absolutely beautiful!
4 Aug 2009 2:06pm
4 Aug 2009 5:57pm
Lovely landscape and I like the low clouds/fog.
4 Aug 2009 6:30pm
Lovely landscape ! I like the green tones.
4 Aug 2009 7:53pm
rich and intense green in the front...so special
4 Aug 2009 9:02pm
Lovely and so lush.
5 Aug 2009 1:17am
5 Aug 2009 3:02am
Oh what a lot of different shades of green!
5 Aug 2009 1:13pm
A really nice time in the year to capture the rice field!
5 Aug 2009 8:11pm
such a gorgeous landscape, and you capture it well.
9 Aug 2009 6:31pm
I can almost feel the wetness in this series of images.
12 Aug 2009 1:23pm
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