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symmetry from leaves 均整 (harajuku)

Posted by
timothy sullivan (Tokyo, Japan) on 11 December 2009 in Plant & Nature.

It was just a few short hours after I'd taken the LSAT (Dec. 6) that I snapped this photo; frustrated and vexed by what I perceived to be my numerous inadequacies and shortcomings, I sought that quiet solace offered by my passion for photography. I noticed that my footsteps were heavy, swift, and sharp upon the gravel-lined paths winding within Meiji Shrine's grounds, and, like my words and thoughts, laden with a certain sense of self-loathing.

It was from within this poisonous aura that I yearned to burst, as a pearl diver might well wish to pierce the surface of the sea when his lungs begin to burn and his vision fog; yet as the same sort of diver must pace himself so as to avoid the bends, I, too, quieted my mind and sought to fill it with the splendor, the beauty, that quiet poise, of autumn.

NIKON D300 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 500 60 mm

1/60 second
ISO 500
60 mm