//…UTAGAWA Hiroshige…//
(ICHIRYUSAI Hiroshige, 歌川 広重 Japanese, 1797-1858)
Autumn moon at Ishiyama 石山秋月, 1834.

From the set of eight prints: Eight Views in Omi Province published 1834 by Hoeido. “Eight Views” was borrowed from Chinese poetry and each print conveys, pictorially, the kyoka poem written in the square label at the top right. To the left, hidden in trees, is the temple where Murasaki Shikibu ( c 978 – c 1014 ) wrote her great novel Tales of Genji. The scene shows Lake Biwa, Seta Bridge and Mount Hira on the horizon. Hiroshige probably never surpassed the ethereal, figureless quality this set possesses. http://ift.tt/1Ntz94j

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//…Agorastos Papatsanis…//
Polished Porcelain
“I am a big fan of mushrooms,” writes Agorastos Papatsanis. He encountered these specimens on Mount Olympus. “On one of my autumn excursions in the beech forest, I found this amazing porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida). I was drawn to their cyclic hats with the radial paths of the gills, the amazing porcelain texture, and the combination of rain and sun. I used the available bright sunlight as a backlight and enhanced it with an off-camera flash to create this atmosphere.”
via: National Geographic http://ift.tt/1ThX5Ps