Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art 2 (Cinderella Search)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘cover art’. Photo’s are about life, the life we live and experience around us. Moods,  emotions, icons (René Burri  a brilliant photographer who died this week, branded Che Guevara into an icon). This weeks invitation is to portray a picture that could be cover art  appearing on an album (album art is a bit old school:  vinyl albums came out with a sleeve and some of them had wonderful photo art on it!) or printed book (old school as well: printed books have covers). I choose some pictures that remind me of songs I like.

This is my homage to Marillion -Cinderella Search.

 

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The Netherlands, Den Haag – October 2014

 

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

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art 1 (All Along the Watchtower)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘cover art’. Photo’s are about life, the life we live and experience around us. Moods,  emotions, icons (René Burri  a brilliant photographer who died this week, branded Che Guevara into an icon). This weeks invitation is to portray a picture that could be cover art  appearing on an album (album art is a bit old school:  vinyl albums came out with a sleeve and some of them had wonderful photo art on it!) or printed book (old school as well: printed books have covers). I choose some pictures that remind me of songs I like. Yesterday I apparently did the first one, not knowing about this theme: ‘Evidence of Autumn’ about a Genesis song.  Yesterday blog friend Richard Guest portrayed two other Genesis songs as well!  Coincidence?

So this is my homage to All Along the Watchtower, a brilliant Bob Dylan song. A hint to this picture: this high rising houses the Ministry of Justice and Security of The Netherlands. All other associations on the song  and this photo are up to you!

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The Netherlands, Den Haag – September 2014

 

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

 

B4 Retouch: Musee Carré d ‘ Art Nîmes

This series  was taken in Musée Carré d’Art at Nîmes. The light of the outside reflecting into and in the building itself, showing the city around it. Light was used by the architect to connect the modern building with the old town around it. In between old buildings, overlooking a square with a Roman temple (Maison Carrée), this modern, cubical and transparent building stands out. It is a design by Norman Foster. The stairs are transparant too, adding to the transparancy of the design.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence of Autumn

Autumn is here, storms, rain and leaves are dropping too fast in my opinion. This is a park in Den Haag, on a lovely sunny and mild Autumn day.

Evidence of Autumn is a Genesis song that was the B-Side of ‘Misunderstanding’ and appeared on the European and North American edition of ‘Three sides live’ and the ‘Genesis Archive 2′. It is a bit melancholic melodic song about the love of your life that of course not works out.

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The Netherlands, Den Haag – October 2014

 

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refractions (Ireland)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘refraction’. Photography is painting with available or manipulated light. Light is one of the most welcome instruments when looking through a camera. Sometimes it bends, sometimes it contrasts and stands out to a part of a photo. Sometimes it just evenly shows what is there to marvel.

A view from a mountain. The Croagh Patrick is a place where Roman Catholics from all over the world walk in the footsteps of Saint Patrick. Climbing the mountain – regardless of one’s personal believe or persuasion – is a journey inside, a path of personal growth. Here is a view on the way down when one can focus on the horizon instead of the mountain. And yes the light is amazing, the views are breathtaking.

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Ireland, Westport – October 2008

 

Shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed andMarksta.  Click the picture for a bigger version

Monochrome Madness 34: Station in the Rain

This is Leiden Central Station in the rain. A train station is a place to imagine being on the road, tracks leading to somewhere, not yet seen. The promise of a new place and new experiences. This is my entry for MM34, the weekly monochrome photo party at Leanne Cole’s.

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

 

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The Netherlands, Leiden – October 2014

 

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refractions (Chatsworth House)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘refraction’. Photography is painting with available or manipulated light. Light is one of the most welcome instruments when looking through a camera. Sometimes it bends, sometimes it contrasts and stands out to a part of a photo. Sometimes it just evenly shows what is there to marvel.

This is one of the most known old country manors of England: Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. A few weeks ago I entered a monochrome version into the Monochrome Madness 31 and as always I published a bigger copy on my own blog that week. It is the view from the top of the Cascade.
Water is so much fun to play with, not only to get wet but also to take  unique photographs.

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

 

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England, Chatsworth – July 2010

Shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction (Canal Blue)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘refraction’. Photography is painting with available or manipulated light. Light is one of the most welcome instruments when looking through a camera. Sometimes it bends, sometimes it contrasts and stands out to a part of a photo. Sometimes it just evenly shows what is there to marvel.

The windmill I posted in my earlier entry was originally quite near this canal (when it was still a river, actually on the right). Yesterday I posted a ‘monochromed version’, this one is more to the original. Grainy but that is the iPhone in low light for you.

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The Netherlands, Rijnsburg – September 2014

 

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

London Streets

Walking around in the streets of  Southwark London.

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

Shot with iPhone 5s using Hueless and Huemore, edited using Snapseed and Marksta, click the picture for a larger version. (two shots of Tooley Street)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction (Canal)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘refraction’. Photography is painting with available or manipulated light. Light is one of the most welcome instruments when looking through a camera. Sometimes it bends, sometimes it contrasts and stands out to a part of a photo. Sometimes it just evenly shows what is there to marvel.

The windmill I posted in my earlier entry was originally quite near this canal (when it was still a river, actually on the right).

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The Netherlands, Rijnsburg – September 2014

 

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

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