THERE’S A WORD FOR IT IN JAPANESE – Marilyn Armstrong
The Japanese have a word for everything, I think. I just learned “Komorebi. It means “sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees,” and by extension, the natural filtering of light through anything. Like blinds or curtains, for example.
I’ve been chasing that light for more than 40 years. This is the word I’ve needed. I’ve been trying to capture that forever.
Remember it. It’s a great word.
Then there is bokeh, a word so popular it is now included in American books about photography. Bokeh defines something difficult to say in English.
“Bokeh means the aesthetic quality of the blur
(a soft and out of focus) part of an image produced by a lens.”
I’m sure there’s more, but this is my vocabulary lesson for the day.
Categories: Art and special effects, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography, Words