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Ineffable Wanderlust: Komorebi

Komorebi — sunlight filtering through trees — every photographer’s dream.

That is unless you are in Gabon where there are overcast days and random bits of sunlight.

In early July, I went on a work trip to Libreville, Gabon. At our odd hotel, if one positioned themselves well you could transform the sunset into a misleading view of paradise…

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Taken with iPhone 6s (and various other sunsets are IGed already under moin_dc)

On our free day, my colleagues and I took a short 35 minute boat ride out the mouth of the the river to the coast of equatorial Africa to Baie des Tortues. Here we were in a ecolodge for the day with yet again gray skies. Mr. Fuji and I tried really hard to come up with some Komorebi, but the African sun was not working with us.

Look at this tree’s leaves – the spiral is simply inviting to the eye.  Reminds me of H’s hair.

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Here is what I came up with throughout the day on an African beach…

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In this one you can see the tiny bit of sun that was trying to shine through…  there is even a little sunburst-ishness in there.

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At the end of the day waiting for the boat to take us back to town, I played with slowshutter app on the iPhone and the cool leaves hanging over my head.  Another iPhone/IG’ed image which again has nothing to do with Komorebi, but more to do with Mellifluous or Meraki

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To see more successful and gorgeous attempts at Komorebi, please follow my lovely friends through the leaves starting with Julie Anne

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