The Autumn views in Hokkaido are quite different from those of say, Shirakawa- go in Japan which I have uploaded in my last post.
Here are a couple of forest view which I have taken in Hokkaido. They were taken in the middle of nowhere – we were just passing through on our way to the next destination.
Not too many of the leaves in trees have changed their color.
A couple of trees with yellow leaves stood out; they were a stark contrast with the trees in the background.
Sometimes, I feel a bit of melancholy with the colors of Autumn, however, they look beautiful – romantically beautiful!
One of the the best Autumn views I ever have was at Shirakawa-go, Japan.
Color foliage was everywhere as we strolled in the valley with A-frame farm houses.
The sight by the river was all the more colorful and peaceful.
Autumn was in the air, they made a joyful note!
Autumn was in the air and the color foliage was just enchanting.
We walked and walked along the bank of a lake in South Korea about the same time last year.
The golden colors of the hillside was mingled with some other colors like red, green and brown.
While the original photo was beautiful, I have tried to make it even better by converting it into an oil painting – something like an impressionist painting.
This was the impression I have in my mind :-)
These 2 pictures taken several minutes ago remind me of Autumn.
They also remind me that Summer is gone . . . . . . . .
and some cooler weather is coming.
But at the moment, I just enjoy these views outside my window!
I would like to share these two images of Autumn.
They best illustrate my impressions and moods while we travelled in South Korea last year.
This is a very well balanced tree with golden leaves. It has a soft background which seems to fade away – just like Summer has faded out while Autumn has ushered in.
The black and white image of the same photo shows a more solemn look and a bit surreal.
Please enjoy :-)
The Photo Challenge of the Daily Post this week is Refraction.
This is a photo which I have not shown to anyone.
Not many people can understand what is shown in the photo without any explanation.
This is what you see when you view down the clear calcium rich waters of the lakes in Jiuzhaigou, China.
This is also a perfect example of Refraction ( this is not to be confused with reflection which some people have submitted for this photo challenge).
When I studied physics in high school, I understand that when a wave travels through medium of different refraction index, its speed of travel changes according to the medium, this is detectable when say, light (as a wave), travels in water and air etc.
The picture shows not only fishes in the clear water but also tree trunks which have fallen into the water. The tree trunks look bent from their original straight alignment when immersed in the lake water – a good example of refraction.
If you look directly over the lake water, the bottom is the lake appear shallower, again, a result of refraction.
The Daily Post asks us to show a picture to show our understanding of refraction; this is perhaps the best example that I can give!
Here are two photos which were taken by me in 1985 and scanned a few years earlier.
The photos show the Moorish architecture of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba.
I have never visited a mosque or church which has such an unique architectural design; a design which I dearly want to share with others.
I don’t think I can better describe this than what has already presented in Wikipedia which is presented below in italics:
The Mosque – Cathedral of Cordoba is the Catholic Christian cathedral of the Diocese of Cordoba dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and located in the Spanish region of Andalusia. It originally was a Catholic Christian church built by the Visigoths, although it was later converted to an Islamic mosque in the Middle Ages; after the Reconquista, it was made a Catholic Christian church once again. The cathedral is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture.
The building is most notable for its arcaded hypostyle hall, with 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite. These were made from pieces of the Roman temple which had occupied the site previously, as well as other destroyed Roman buildings, such as the Merida amphitheater. The double arches were a new introduction to architecture, permitting higher ceilings than would otherwise be possible with relatively low columns. The double arches consist of a lower horseshoe arch and an upper semi-circular arch. The famous alternating red and white voussoirs of the arches were inspired by those in the Dome of the Rock, and also resemble those of the Aachen Cathedral, which were built almost at the same time. A centrally located honey-combed dome has blue tiles decorated with stars.
Please enjoy :-)