One Four Challenge – Week 3_ March 16, 2015

Week three

Week three

rippling waves
whispered song of sunset
liquid gold

© G.s.k. ‘15

This week’s editing started out as a ocra tinted sepia monochrome.. but then I decided to boost the result and found – gold.


Linked to: One Four Challenge at Captivate Me

One Four Challenge – At The Library – February 16, 2015

This week … I decided to flip the photo and see if it might inspire me a little …

I went monochrome this week … after flipping the photo I did normal adjustments and colour tweaks … toning down that sun that came through the tree fronds … but I still didn’t really like the photo so I decided to go black and white … but didn’t like that either in the end, I chose to tint and came up with this near black and white, adding a little “warmness” to it:

Week Three

Week Three

shades of grey
blaring white noise blinding
first sunshine

© G.s.k. 15


This post was created for the One Four Challenge hosted by Captivate Me.

Friday Fictioneers – Charon’s Boat (Choka) – January 23, 2015

haunting vision
Charon rows along the Styx
eternal night

(haiku) G.s.k. ‘14

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright - Georgia Koch

Credits: G.s.k. ’14 (Georgia Koch)


Charon’s Boat – Choka*

Down the River Styx
Across the wide Acheron,
Charon rows his boat
Through the eternal dark night.
Pay the rower well,
A silver coin or better …
Or remain ashore
For a hundred lonely years.

The old boat awaits
Each creature great or small,
Somber and dark
In lapping hungry waters.
Long, the starless night,
Sail to the gates of Hades
(If life’s been ill spent)
or to bright Elysium.

Down the River Styx
Across the wide Acheron
Charon rows his boat
Through the dark starless night
When Thanatos takes your hand.

G.s.k. ‘15


* Choka is an ancient form of Japanese Poetry, once used for Epic subjects or to tell a story.  They were often very long and sung. The form is composed of ‘short – long’ lines (or 5-7 syllable count) alternatively, ending with an extra ‘long’ line (or 7 syllables) which informs the reader that the poem has reached its conclusion.

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This photograph is the first process of four versions (plus the original) which I took last year in Padua, the famous University city in Veneto (Italy) where Galileo taught way back when.  The boat isn’t  in the best of conditions in fact it seems semi-abandoned.  Here’s the fourth and final entry which shows all the processes from the “One Four Challenge” sponsored by Robyn of Captivate Me.

I’d like to express a special thanks to  Rochelle for using the photograph for this week’s “Friday Fictioneers” and hope everyone found something to inspire them through it.  Georgia