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ARTIST

The south of France. Where else? The only place where windows are open by day and night. I always have enjoyed it very much. This was shot near Foundation Meaght. A museum where I met the modern artists in a great way of presentation.

ENJOY!

LEICA D-LUX 3 – ISO 100 – 190mm – F 6,3 – 1/200sec – 2008, July

By |1 april, 2020|Fotografie, Kunst, Museum|0 Comments

CRAFT

 

 

It’s craft. It’s originality. There at the Duomo of Florence in Tuscany. It’s old. The cradle of the Renaissance. Italy. How is it possible!

As a photographer you will be amazed about the old beauty. Wherever you look you will meet the history. It’s on the floor too.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D – 24-70mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 1600 – 70mm – F 3,2 – 1/40 – 2008, Apr.

 

 

By |19 maart, 2020|Fotografie, Kunst, Museum|0 Comments

OLD & NEW

The ‘Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam opened at April 11, 1888. The Van Gogh museum is from 1973. Both the buildings are not to compare.

But when you visit both “arena’s” you get the feeling. Or you want to play and compose, or you want to paint. In both cases you will get ‘the essence of life’.

That’s why I am once a year in one of those ‘arena’s’. And walking in Amsterdam in a feast for the eyes of a photographer.

ENJOY!

Leica D LUX 3 – ISO 100 – 10,8mm – F 5,6 – 1/640sec – 2008 April.

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MESSAGES

“I am still there”, I hear them saying. A crispy silence occurs passing by the graves of the Jewish cemetery in Prague. It is overwhelming. What a sorrow! The image speaks for itself. Messages are given passing the stones. A leave falls down and stays over there. Another message of cooperation I think.

RESPECT

Canon EOS 5D – 24-70mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 800 – 70mm – F 2,8 – 1/160 – Oct 2007.

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KEEPER

Once in a while in photography you met something to keep. This time I visit an old castle on the Island of Öland in Sweden. It must have been in Bornholm, because I’ve forgotten the name of the castle. Anyway it happened to be an experience in black and white. There I realized the lessons of Ansel Adams about the Ten zones of his zone system. The period with my Hasselblad an the film with 12 exposures. My darkroom too.

I remembered some annoying people came along. They were walking through my frame and I had to wait. But then they stood over there enjoying the view. They were of great value in my exposure. Still thanks folks!

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D – 17-40mm F4 L USM – ISO 400 – 17mm – F 11 – 1/640sec – tripod – July 2007.

By |19 februari, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap, Museum|0 Comments

DAY 015 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – STAIRS

Today I climbed the stairs again. The MORE museum at Gorssel offers modern art in a unique surrounding. The collection is about Charley Toorop and Carel Willink (among others).

They have a real stairs and of course you can choose for an elevator. To my todays visit the stairs  belung.

ENJOY !

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BE PREPARED

Today, during my visit at De Kunsthal in Rotterdam, with the exhibition of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years, my camera ‘informed’ me to be out of energy. Normally I always throw two batteries in my backpack, which I forgot this time (grrrrr….). On top of all that I left my cell phone in my car as I had checked the opening times on internet (grrrr…again…). Maybe it’s time for a checklist…. Always be prepared is one of the items on You Tube concerning “to be a better photographer” …….. Anyway I made two shots.

ENJOY

(Fuji Xpro2 – ISO3200 – 35mF1,4 – F2,2 – LR)

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By |12 juni, 2018|Fotografie, Museum|0 Comments

ST. BAVO

 

I visited St. Bavo at Haarlem, the capital of the province Noord Holland of the Netherlands. A kind of Anton Pieck city with a center of remaining old houses and church from the past middle ages. The Bavo, as they call it, has a length of 108 meters and the width meets 47 meters at broadest. The wooden roof is at 10 meters and the tower meets 76 meters. The longest pipe of the Christian Müller organ has a length of 32 feet (10 meters).

The Bavo’s floor – the total building period during 1370 – 1538 – consists entirely of graphs. In total there are 1500 charts. The oldest of all from the 15th century.

The light falling through the stained glass windows is fantastic. The organist played softly in the background – so, I photographic merged into the light of St. Bavo.

ENJOY

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By |2 juni, 2018|Fotografie, Landschap, Museum|0 Comments

IMPRESSED

This weekend, during a short stay at ‘Het Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat’ and “Bezoekerscentrum De Hoep”, I got impressed by the water of Holland. Especially about their chosen theme “water and health”. A man can live about a month without food, but only three days to at most one week without water. If a man does not have enough water, he will dehydrate. So you have to drink at least 1.5 to 2 litres of water a day for a healthy life. I thought this was about the desire to loose weight, but water regulates the temperature of the human body.

And now the harrowing: At least 400 million people live in areas with a shortage of water. A quarter of the world’s population has no access to safe drinking water.

So, Hans how do you feel today?

LUCKY BOY – ENJOY

(Fuji Xpro2 – ISO400 – 35m F1,4 – LR)

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By |28 mei, 2018|Fotografie, Museum|0 Comments

THE LIGHT OF DORDRECHT (1)

Today I started to capture ‘THE LIGHT OF DORDRECHT”. During this month I will photograph some old places in the old town Dordrecht. Dordrecht was granted  city rights by William I, Count of Holland, in the year 1220. In order to provide getting wet at this time of the year I visit the museum “Hof van Holland”.

This museum is situated in the former  Hof van Holland, Zeeland en West-Friesland and was the High Court of the provinces of Holland (including West Friesland) and Zeeland, instituted as a separate entity of the government of the Counties of Holland and Zeeland in 1428. So, about 600 years ago some craftsmen were at work under my feet. Today I had a view from a window at the first floor, looking at a part of the old town called the ‘Hofstraat’.

The beautiful light at the street came alive when two passers-by came along. I had plenty of time to put my camera on manual focus as I decided to work with during this month of capturing the light.

 

As I read before, somewhere on the YouTube channel, after having positioned the frame you should wait for the people. So I did and indeed I was surprised to see someone coming by. Today my first attempt to capture ‘THE LIGHT OF DORDRECHT” ended successful thanks to the rain.

FUJI Xpro2 – 23mmF2 R WR – ISO 1250 – F 6,4 – 1/250 sec

ENJOY THE LIGHT

 

By |2 februari, 2018|Fotografie, LIGHT, Museum|0 Comments