***Challenge #681 – Wabi-Sabi***

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***Challenge #681 – Wabi-Sabi***

***Challenge #681 – Wabi-Sabi***

This week’s challenge might be possibly a little confusing so I’ll try to explain and expound a little bit, it’s actually pretty easy.

According to Wikipedia, Wabi-Sabi refers to this definition, or in traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi () is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.[2] The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating the beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature.[3] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印, sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常, mujō), suffering (苦, ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空, kū).

I'll attempt to post some examples shortly.  Feel free to dive end and contribute anytime during the upcoming week.

Our local camera group, Bangkok Photographers is actually having a photo project based on the same theme.  Hopefully and perhaps some of the entries will inspire me for this project.  Dennie Cody is an absolutely superb photographer, teacher, and mentor who is hosting this event and group. Not that it matters with this challenge, but I thought it would be better to fess up and give some background.

This challenge will end on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11 pm CST.

Challenge Rules:

The host gives you a topic and you post up to three images that fit. Remember, it's all about fun, sharing, and learning. Any picture you have taken in person is eligible, regardless of the time taken, camera, or post-processing used. The host chooses the winners and honorable mentions and posts those in a new thread. The host's decision is final. The winner of this challenge then hosts the next challenge, judges the winner of that one, and so on it goes. The winner of this challenge will have 48 hours to post the next challenge. If that doesn't happen, 2nd place will have 24 hours to do so, then it's up to 3rd place.

Submission Posting Guidelines:

Post each one of your three submissions in its own reply to this post. Give each post a unique Subject, please. It is best to embed an image in its post rather than linking to somewhere else. Feel free to post photos "for exhibition only" if you want to share more than three, or won't be available to host the next challenge. Try to preserve the EXIF please, so we can see which camera, lens, and settings were used.

Comment Posting Guidelines:

Feel free to post comments on the images or ask for comments. Don't hesitate to click on the green "Like" thumb on the top right of the post, so we know which images were most popular. Likes are appreciated as much as constructive criticism is. The host can make up his or her own mind without being influenced by that. I wish you all "good luck" and let's see some interesting pics.

Recent Mini-Challenges:

680: Landscapes

679: One Dominant Color

678: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

677: Chocolate

676: Amusement ride

675: One lone flower

674: Food and/or Drink

673: The Road Less Traveled

672: Trees in Nature

671: Waterfalls

670: Mountains

669: Not Your Best Work

668: Speed

667: Round, or nearly round

666: Awakening of Spring

665: In the water

664: Nostalgia: Your First Digital Camera Pictures

663: Light

662: Telephoto

661: Subject

660: Vehicular Travel

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