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Rainy Season, 2

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 3 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

The rainy season is upon us. In Kyoto we do not get monsoon kinds of rains, but, rather, steady rain that falls all day. Since Iwakura is so close to the mountains, I am always enchanted by the way the low clouds in the rainy season roll and play around the peaks and valleys. It always makes me think that the old artists who painted only in blank ink (a style called sumi-e; 墨絵) actually were quite masterful at getting the feeling of a rainy day in the mountains.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 200 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love how that green wanders in and out of the mists . . a lovely (wet) oneness about this.

3 Jun 2011 8:37am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful dreamy feel to the shot GJC! Very restfull and serene! Nicely captured! ;-)

3 Jun 2011 12:12pm

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

very mysterious feeling

3 Jun 2011 1:03pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

This is so nice. Sometimes the rain offers a pleasant sense of calmness. I also adore many old black ink works by asian artists.

3 Jun 2011 1:07pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This really conveys a quiet rainy serene kind of feeling....I looked up sumi-e and I was astounded at the beauty and serenity I saw in so many of the drawings. Thank you so much for sharing!

3 Jun 2011 2:19pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

it's too cold!

3 Jun 2011 5:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

If it has to be a rainy day, it might as well be beautiful. Great stuff!

4 Jun 2011 12:15am

Manola from Bassens, France

superbement mystérieux!!!!

4 Jun 2011 8:31pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

The sight is enchanting and the mood beautifully peaceful! Thanks for such lovely treat my friend!:-) Best regards to you and yours!

5 Jun 2011 3:27am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice, hazy shot! I like the trees peeking through the clouds. Thanks for all your wonderful comments. Steve

5 Jun 2011 5:49am

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