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TOGETHER….

Sometimes you have to wonder about life. Most of the time, by the way.

But during this period time passes by in a way of unconsciousness. Time does not exist. Especially not for grandfathers.

On a sunny day somewhere in the neighborhood of a young forest I spot my grandchildren passing by. It’s a moment I will never forget.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 20D – 24/70 mm – F 2,8L USM – 70 mm – ISO 100 – Aug 2006

 

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SILENCE

SILENCE is the only word I can imagine when I see this picture of Finland again. It’s July 2006 and we are looking for a campsite somewhere in the south of Finland.  Nearby one of the thousands of lakes. It seems there is nobody at home wherever we go that day. Finally we find a campsite. Not English spoken over there. So with hands and feet we try to make a reservation for some days. It is complicated. Anyway we are in Finland and near a lake. Sometimes we see naked people ready for the cold water after a heat sauna. Then I see a fisherman with his boat coming across the lake. I wait for the moment he rises his paddles……

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 20D – 24/70 mm – F 2,8L USM – 24 mm – ISO 100 – F 9,5 – 1/30sec – Jul 2006

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IF YOU EVER…

“…change your mind about leaving…..” The Stones sang a couple of years ago. I had to think about it, seeing this boat again. A lake in Finland. Every lake in Finland has severals boats. That guys are leaving a lot. Maybe they go fishing.

I like the lakes of Finland. Especially for their tranquillity and the deep water in it. Lots of clouds are reflecting in the water when the weather is calm. So you have to be calm yourself for this picture. No encouraging needed!

ENJOY!

Canon 20D – 24/70 mm – F 2,8L USM – 38 mm – ISO 100 – F 9,5 – 1/125sec – Jul 2006

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FRESH

It’s Finland again. I like the fresh colors. It’s nothing and it is all. Therefore I like Finland.

It’s because of nothing. It’s because of the trees. The white trunks. The yellow fields full of rapeseed.

Nothing at some square feet.

ENJOY!

Canon 20D – 24/70 mm – F 2,8L USM – 24 mm – ISO 100 – F 9,5 – 1/60sec – Jul 2006

 

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FIRE

It is late and rather dark in the evening. It’s just before sunset in July in Finland. I camp in Uusikaupunki. I am standing on a table with my tripod looking for the sunset.

I hear a voice saying: “good night” and that voice is scaring me shitless. A middle aged man carrying a kajak and two paddles is passing by.

“I like to travel at night for 2500 kilometers along the lakes of Finland”, he says. I am perplexed and can only stammer “have a good trip” or something like that.

In the meantime he has gone. Only leaving some waves behind him and his kajak.

Anyway I liked that place and the shot. I’ll never forget Uusikaupunki.

ENJOY!

Canon 20D – 24/70 mm – F 2,8L USM – 32 mm – ISO 100 – F 22,0 – 0,7sec – Jul 2006

 

 

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ROUND COLORS

During a walk around one of the oldest harbours in Rotterdam I met one of the ships that are painted over and over again. I liked the colors immediately. In my opinion the picture asked for a square format because of the lines and that round element. The shadows are giving a harsh light during the midst of the day. I fell in love with the strong colors and the fact the skipper or the sailor was not looking for perfection. It’s more about “I did it my way”.

The hole in the body of the boat was not used anymore but in former days a rope came through to moor the boat. They thought about the color for the circle to be different or it went without saying.

ENJOY!

Canon 20D – 24/70 mm – F 2,8L USM – 63 mm – ISO 100 – F 4,0 – 1/1000 sec – Jul 2006

 

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VINTAGE

Did you ever spot a vintage car? They are unbelievable attractive. You can walk around it and make satisfying shots. Nowadays its a miracle you spot one. By the way, did you know Apple calls her computers ‘vintage’ after ten years of heavy duty? You’ll never hear this once you discover an old Citroën or Cadillac or something much older.

I saw this one in Paris. Just aside an old parking place. I cannot remember the exact place and street, but I still feel that pale worn out old bleu color of it. For this time I made a black and white image of it, because of the richness of blacks and whites in it.

I especially like the form of the lamp and the claxon according to the rubber hood of the motor. Did you recognize the electricity wire? It is unthinkable nowadays. Therefore I like vintage.

ENJOY!

Canon 20D – 24/70 mm – F 2,8L USM – 70 mm – ISO 100 – F 5,6 – 1/125 sec – Jul 2006

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SUNSET

It’s past ten in the evening. I witnessed the sunset at the beach of Noordwijk at the North Sea. Two friends, sitting side by side, are watching and enjoying the rimpling of the water during a long time. The are talking and waiting for sunset. It’s June and  the water warmed up by the sun during the past weeks. I’m waiting and waiting for the sunset and for ‘the decisive moment’ they look to each other.

It happened at 22.03.29 hr in 2006 at June 30th exactly. Thanks to Lightroom I still can recover the exact moment of capturing. It took more than half an hour before the sun disappeared and the friends went home.

Sunset – one of the miracles of love and life.

ENJOY!

Canon 20D  24/70 mm – f2,8 – 64 mm – ISO 100 – F 5,6 – 1/60 sec – jun 2006

By |14 januari, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap, LIGHT, Seizoenen|0 Comments

REPETITION

I like to walk, to wander with my camera. This time I have been near the visitors center of ‘De Biesbosch‘. It’s the land of low tide and flood, maze of creeks. You can sail past willow flood forests, canoeing through or wandering along winding creeks, finding rough paths and open meadows, looking for water birds and beavers.

I like to listen to the rippling of the water around me. Not any day the same as yesterday. I found this repetition of willows waiting for spring to come.

I love the reflections in the water.

ENJOY!

Canon 20D  70/200 mm – f2,8 – 70mm – ISO 400 – F32 – 1/15 sec – mrt 2006

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WINTERFALL

“It’s winterfall”, Freddy Mercury sang. “Am I dreaming…..”. During a visit in Austria I had that same feeling in the early morning. It was cold outside and I made my morning walk before my cup of coffee somewhere in the neighbourhood of Innsbruck. I saw a little church down the hill and started walking through the fresh snow seeing some cabins and the new morning light.

The nature based snow-white and coming fruit of the alder makes a real contrast with the human shaped forms of the little town. I loved the foggy colors and my coffee tasted wonderful…..

ENJOY!

Canon 20D  70/200 mm – f2,8 – 200mm – ISO 100 – F11 – 1/250 sec – feb 2006

 

 

 

 

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