Polder in Hueless

On a sunny day a polder can be a gorgeous landscape!

 

 

 

 

Shot with iPhone 5s using Hueless,  edited using Snapseed and Marksta, click the picture for a larger version.

 

 

 

B4 Retouch/Thursday Special: Father and Son

Lost in Translation is one of the blogs on WordPress I am reading and following. She started to organize a ‘none-challenge’ every Thursday. Aim is to publish a photo that inspires me or makes me happy. Today’s theme is favourite, but I choose a free subject.  So here is one of a father and son walking the street in Montpellier France.jupiter-widget_text I hope it fits!

The B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish in – an originally – small series. That series caught on a bit more than I thought. All of them are not retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

 

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France, Montpellier – July 1995

Originally shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. 

London City Scape Monochrome Madness 29

London, view on the City from the opposite side of the Thames. My entry for Monochrome Madness 29. A mixed collection of styles and periods. Quite impressive to look at actually. Coming soon: more of Southwark London around The Shard.

Leanne Cole is an Australian photographer; each week she organizes a ‘monochrome madness’.

 

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England, London – September 2014

Shot with iPhone 5s using Hueless,  edited using Snapseed and Marksta, click the picture for a larger version.

The Shard London

I had not visited the Thames area in London for more than 30 years. Since then London’s City and Docklands filled up with high risings. The newest one is The Shard. I am not sure if I like it, I just saw it from the river and from beneath. The views are spectacular up there. But on the ground there is still so much to photograph! Decisions, decisions :-). So I shot it from the ground. Next visit I like to go up there and just see around a bit. Hopefully the weather will coöperate then.

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England, London – September 2014

 

Shot with iPhone 5s using Hueless,  edited using Snapseed and Marksta, click the picture for a larger version.

Alkmaar, a Wrap Up

The last weeks I published some photos of Alkmaar, a beautiful city in the north-west of The Netherlands. Here is a wrap up that trip. I do hope you enjoy. Among them the building ‘Waag’ where the weighed cheese and then sold outside on the square.

 

Shot with Nikon D7000, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street People in San Francisco, Saturday, 13 September 2014. (Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity)

Chris Breebaart:

A series of very strong pictures of a very sad subject.

Originally posted on The San Francisco Scene--Seen!:

Good Morning:

Saturday morning had me up and running early, performing chores. For starters, I bought breakfast for the actors, directors and playwrights participating in a 24-hour theater festival (where you write, rehearse and perform a set of short plays in 24 hours, and yes it can be done). No matter where I went up and down Market Street, I saw something like this:

Market Street Near 7th, 13 September 2014

Market Street Near 7th, 13 September 2014

At 7:00 a.m. on a weekend morning, San Francisco’s homeless are still asleep on Market Street. Something so obvious to me now to which I had been so oblivious before: old age. Our homeless population has aged before our eyes and now they have to cope with advancing years.

Powell & Ellis, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Powell & Ellis, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

And with age comes increasing physical disabilities. Oblivious me, I had never noticed the canes and wheelchairs before.

Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround, San Francisco, 13 September 2014 Powell Street Cable Car…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity (Food)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘humanity’.  In most places of the world we are able to eat the food of other parts of the world. This is Bluewater in Kent.

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England, Bluewater – September 2014

Shot with iPhone 5s using Huemore, edited using Snapseed and Marksta, click the picture for a larger version.

Weekly Photo Challenge/ B4 Retouch: Humanity (pep talk)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘humanity’.  Being human or part of humanity is how you interact and ‘treat’ with your fellow humans. A group of elderly players waits for their pétanque match to start in Nimes in the south of France. The coach is giving a speech, or is he just asking the money back he lend to some of them?

The B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish in – an originally – small series. That series caught on a bit more than I thought.
All of them are not retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

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France, Nimes – July 2000

 

Originally shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge/B4 Retouch: Humanity (History, teaches?)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘humanity’ Sting wrote a song ‘history will teach us nothing’. Not a bad question for a former  teacher! I believe people learn by experiencing. That is primarily an individual process, but groups are able to learn too. It is about reflecting on what happened, what changes are needed to get to a more desired outcome. Reflection is one step but the second is the ability to take the desired action. The ability to take actions is sometimes lacking: power, availability of means, widely shared belief systems etc are important and may prevent action.
Here are two reminders of the past. The first photo is from  Neung-sur-Beuvron. In 52 before Christ the Romans, led by Julius Caesar, and the leader of the Gauls Vercingetorix fought a battle there. And the evening of June 7th 1429 Joan of Arc was passing by the area coming from Orléans, the town she liberated from the English. The second is for Louis Pasteur. A scientist who lived in  Saint Hippolyte-du-Fort for a short period, and gave us the principles of vaccination, knowledge of what starts diseases and how you can fight them!

I took this first photo for the poster that is below the window: the truth (verité) is somewhere in the middle. Did it happen, did it not happen?  Two stones are about violence and power. The other for a scientist that helped civilization forward. Who is the more humane of the people involved? Is that really important? I only know that common beliefs, the way of doing stuff and culture were dominantly important at these moments in time. And in the end we came from there to now. So maybe we did learn a bit about a more humane way of being in all those years? But maybe it is not history that teaches us, but the desire to take a first step in another direction.

he B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish in – an originally – small series. That series caught on a bit more than I thought.
All of them are not retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge / B4 Retouch: Humanity (café)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘humanity’  What connects people even if they are from a different place or country? It can be a shared interest or phenomenon like shopping, or a shared interest like stories about the village you are living in. Or the ability to relate to something you see in another place or country? This is a terrace of a café in Saint Hippolyte-du-Fort in France. I can relate to the scene because it is common to me. Even if I do not speak the language that well. Beer is good everywhere, n’est-ce-pas?

he B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish in – an originally – small series. That series caught on a bit more than I thought.
All of them are not retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

 

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France, St. Hippolyte du Fort – July 1998

Shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned from film and edited using  Snapseed andMarksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

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