Richard Man – Photography and Calligraphy

January 24, 2009

A Picture 5 Years In The Making

Filed under: Chinese calligraphy, photography — Tags: , — richard @ 11:14 am

Ever since I took this photo in a rainy afternoon in Calistoga (home of the mud bath) in 2003 or 2004, I kept coming back to it, trying to make it work. Finally, I think I found a crop that I like:

The cropping is very minor, just a bit on the right and left, but it makes a difference. The Chinese reads, “Wind (and) Rain.”

What do you think?



  1. NICE. The calligraphy really shines, BTW.

    Comment by Kurt Griffith — January 24, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

  2. I think it looks just great – vaguely reminiscent of Huang Shan in southeast China. I have looked at some of your photos and am intrigued by your use of calligraphy and seals on the photos. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Joan — January 29, 2009 @ 2:05 pm

  3. Hi Joan. Thanks. I hope I can go to China one day and take “mountain pictures.” May be not all 5 sacred mountains, but I do hope to go to Huang Shan and Tai Shan….

    Comment by imagecraft — January 29, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

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