These are both beautiful, Rick. Now you're going to tell me you did nothing to tweak them, aren't you?
shakuhachi + two parasols? What?
Glenn,Thanks, and yeah, these are almost as shot (minor contrast tweak and slight cropping). I took these last spring, but didn't post them then because I thought (then) that they were "mistakes." When I looked at them again yesterday I decided that I quite liked them. Glad you do too.Susan,It's only koinobori (carp wind streamers) on a long piece of bamboo. Pretty common sight in Japan in May. The combination of poor focus and night makes it a bit unrecognizable.