All pictorials are taken around the old railroad track behind my house, adjusted only for brightness and contrast. And all verbials are taken from the old mind behind my shutter, adjusted only to fake haikus.
Yes, I do know my verbials aren't haikus. The kigos are missing all over the place. I never could count to five, not to mention seven or seventeen. And when it comes to rules, ah, well...
But, then, Basho in the good old times had only his mind and his calligraphy brush. He knew of neither camera nor computer nor soundbite. Good for him, yes. Good for us, too. But what would he have done in the 21st century?
A better job, for sure. But, then, if you would criticise HIS verbopictorials, good old Matsuo would tell you to
In these verbopictorials - or are they pictoverbials, or even clictoverbials? - you can click each image to increase it to full-screen size. (If all of your browser frame vanishes and the dark background fills the screen, click the grey rectangle in the lower left corner to return.)
Pictures are very sensitive to the brightness/contrast settings of the monitor - and everybody sets theirs differently. If my background appears too light and/or my images too dull for you - and if you like my photographs well enough to view most of these album pages - you may just want to adjust your screen for the time being. Thanks for giving these photographs a chance to be appreciated!