In memory of the victims of flight MH17

Today was a day of national mourning in The Netherlands.
The first 40 victims of flight MH17, that was shot down over East Ukraine last Thursday, arrived to be identified.
A cavalcade of 40 hearses. The next days more cavalcades will follow.
To bring them finally back to their loved ones.

The sentiment and feelings of a lot of  people were voiced very well by Frans Timmermans,
the Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs, in the UN Security Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B4 Retouch: Monochrome Madness 21 (Himalaya Range)

The mountain range with the Mount Everest at sunrise.
My entry to Monochrome Madness 21.

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.

Leanne Cole is an Australian artist/photographer; on her blog she invites
readers into her world of light and shapes. Each week she organizes a ‘monochrome madness’.

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Tibet, Tingri – April 2004

 

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

 

 

 

B4 Retouch: Guidance (Samye, Tibet)

The Samye monastery.

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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Tibet, Samye – April 2004

Shot with Nikon F301 on Fuji Color 200, scanned from negative and edited using Snapseed and Marksta
Click the picture for a bigger version

B4 Retouch: Tibet Prayer Wheels

The Tashilunpo monastery in Shigatse.

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.

 

 

Shot with Nikon F301 on Fuji Color 200, scanned from negative and edited using Snapseed and Marksta
Click the picture for a bigger version

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

WPC/B4 Retouch: Container (Harem)

This weekly photo challenge is ‘container’.

Istanbul, Turkey.

This is the Topkapı Palace, the old palace of the sultan, now a museum.
This part of the palace contained the harem.

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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Turkey, Istanbul – September 1988

Originally shot with Nikon F301 on Kodak Color, scanned from negative an tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta
Click the image for a larger version

B4 Retouch: A Pair

The Tashilunpo monastery in Shigatse.

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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Tibet, Shigatse – April 2004

 

Shot with Nikon F301 on Fuji Color 200, scanned from negative and edited using Snapseed and Marksta
Click the picture for a bigger version

WPC / B4 Retouch: Container (Kumari, Nepal)

This weekly photo challenge is ‘container’.

In this palace at Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Kumari lives.
A Kumari is a living goddess.

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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Nepal, Kathmandu – April 2004

 

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

 

B4 retouch: Gyantse Mountains

The mountains around at Gyantse.
The levels in it lead up to enlightenment.

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.

 

Shot with Nikon F301 on Fuji Color 200, scanned from negative and edited using Snapseed and Marksta
Click the picture for a bigger version

WPC: Container (Rolling Landscape Framed)

This weekly photo challenge is ‘container’.

A train contains passengers.
Riding in a train in The Netherlands is sometimes like looking at a changing painting.
The windows frame the image with a low horizon as it glides by the train.
This series was taken while traveling and shot randomly.
Being inside a ‘container’ looking out.

 

 

Shot with iPhone 5s using Huemore edited using Snapseed and Marksta
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B4 Retouch: Window

A window at Gyantse.

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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Tibet, Gyantse – April 2004

 

Shot with Nikon F301 on Fuji Color 200, scanned from negative and edited using Snapseed and Marksta
Click the picture for a bigger version

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