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Sunday, March 21, 2021
The 10th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest, 2021
Honoured to receive the Grand Prix selected from 1,587 photo-haiku!
The haiku text speaks to the brilliantly colored photo. Together they resonate superbly as a narrative photo-haiku. A teacher could have been standing alongside when the photo-haikuist narrated action caught in the picture. The camera faced sunlight at a low angle. Deciduous tree branches in the foreground are bare and conifers on the island don't move in the winter scene. Located possibly at a lake near to where the poet lives, rather than the sea, the water's reflective surface seems to be close to freezing but for the rippling wind. It was an "aha, I understand now" photo-haiku moment that is deserving of the highest prize in the contest.