We are raising ourselves out from the mud: Lotus
Your body will tell you if you’ve put something wrong into your mouth. I’ve been working on these lotus photographs for a few days. I’ve been practicing different techniques to mould their mood, hand painting each each detail within each photo. Unlike food there is no primal way to know if they’re, well, palatable. So do let me know what you think . Remember, I’ve only been taking photographs since April.
I took these photos at the pond adjacent to the Hachimangu Shrine, in Kamakura. The clouds were just about to burst when I took the first three. It was a sudden, heavy downpour. I waited with camera and tripod under a large wooden awning with other tourists, all sitting silent as the rain pat, pat, pat the giant lotus leaves before us. The pink or white flowers swayed. Turtles broke the surface of the water and within minutes the rain stopped. The air smelled green, the pond looked bright and clean. The walkways glistened keeping us above the mud as we were all back on the path winding round the louts pond.
Note: I’m not sure why, but comments aren’t coming up on my pages. I’ll have to work on this.