Land of the Rising Sun for christa

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© John Linton
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UploadedMarch 16, 2011
TakenJanuary 11, 2009
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length96 mm
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Origami, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

There have been so many wonderful tributes to the Japanese on JPG. Christa's got me to thinking about a shot I'd taken once. Though the news out of Japan remains grave this to shall pass and in time Japan shall Rise again from the depths of its suffering. Until then the world will continue to respond to the needs of its people.

Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens

Picnik Cross Process effect and Polaroid frame (to create another one of my "Polaroid Posers")

10 January 2009

Thanks to adniloj for the spotlight.

In the Polaroid Posers photo essay.

54 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    You managed to get down the words I could not. But they were not needed...your picture already spoke them all.

  • Rhio9 (Rhio9)

    Rhio9 (Rhio9) (Deleted) said (16 Mar 2011):

    love the red, man

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    John, this is fantastic --the colour arrangement! a truly great tribute.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (16 Mar 2011):


  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Superb. Great image.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    In addition to the great abstract I see, the words for Japan are heartfelt by all...

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (16 Mar 2011):

    Oh my this is lovely. The people of Japan would love it. They are strong people, they will rebuild... and heal...

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    WOW.... this is Beautiful! These colours are incredible. A+ tribute for Christa and Japan.

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (16 Mar 2011):

    This is gooey gorgeous.

  • christa masters

    christa masters gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    hooray!! what a colorful, uplifting image, perfect for a tribute to the country of japan! and many thanks for all of your kind words, John!!! : )

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Great tribute!! Japan continues to be in all our prayers!!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    WONDERFUL AND CREATIVE !!!!!!Japan needs our Good wishes !!!!!!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    WONDERFUL AND CREATIVE !!!!!!Japan needs our Good wishes !!!!!!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    excellent photo

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Fantastic macro, i love the effects and colors....right up my alley....You are so correct, to see the patience of the japanese people in such a time is heartening to say the least, no looting or riots, just those helping otheres, in the shelters, the young caring for the aged and sick, everyone chipping in...the japanese people are exhibiting a demeanor we should all take note of and try to emulate. GREAT tribute...THANK borrow a saying form yourself...ROCKIN THE JPG THEME PART MOST EXCELLENTLY......

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    This is beautiful!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Truly beautiful tribute and sentiments.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    So beautiful...I am happy my family there are ok, but I am deeply saddened for everyone who has lost a loved one, their home, safety...a beautiful image and tribute!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful shot, John, and a perfect entry. I love everything about this photo. It deserves to be photo of the week!!

  • HorseWithNoName

    HorseWithNoName   gave props (16 Mar 2011):


  • Camera Junkie

    Camera Junkie gave props (16 Mar 2011):


  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Amazingly cool.

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (16 Mar 2011):


  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Great tribute!!!

  • Heather Fox

    Heather Fox gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Lovely; photo and words.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Excellent tribute and theme entry, John!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (17 Mar 2011):


  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    diggin the polaroid

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    Origami at it's best

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    I think this is a really beautiful entry John.... love it

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (17 Mar 2011):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    Glorious image and entry.. Love it!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (18 Mar 2011):

    Love your uplifting words, as well as this colorful image.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2011):

    I'm sure we all cry for Japan....for the people and their land. Your words are very comforting and soothing, John, and this stunning, vibrant photograph is most appropriate. I believe this is one of the best tributes I have seen.

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (18 Mar 2011):

    Nice tribute John.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    Fantastic image..great tribute!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful shot and thought...

  • Kana Maeji

    Kana Maeji said (19 Mar 2011):

    great shot!

  • Ruzanna Shortstuffyan

    Ruzanna Shortstuffyan gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    This is beautiful, koodos for using picnik, used that all the time untill I got photoshop D:

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2011):

    Lovely and all that red too!

  • Nick Blair

    Nick Blair said (20 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful John

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (21 Mar 2011):

    pure poetry John!

  • Sneha John

    Sneha John gave props (24 Mar 2011):

    LOVE it!

  • Diane Bartlett

    Diane Bartlett gave props (26 Mar 2011):

    Fantastic shot. xx

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (28 Mar 2011):

    great tribute

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (28 Mar 2011):


  • Kasidy Petrosino

    Kasidy Petrosino gave props (30 Mar 2011):


  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    Wonderful !!!! The best I have seen yet!!!

  • aileen g

    aileen g gave props (21 Apr 2011):


  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (3 Jul 2011):

    Delicious colors. And significant tribute.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (7 Aug 2011):

    The Japanese people is one of the strongest and most durable in the world and will know how to recover it ever happened, within a reasonably short. Origami is a symbol of skill and infinite patience. We all think we are close to them in the latter are forced to endure suffering.

  • Kara Sutherland

    Kara Sutherland gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    Beautiful! Love the shapes and colours! Lovely tribute too!

  • Sara Knick

    Sara Knick gave props (4 Jul 2013):

    I really enjoy the colors and feel of this photo.

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