A Splash of Good Hope

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Washing Windows (Louvre Pyramid)

The  pyramid of the Louvre is by some people seen as a stroke of genius by architect Pei. By others the distasteful and unwanted result of putting modern to old buildings. I like the boldness of the mixing of old and modern. The pyramid is the new entrance   and was one of the ‘grand projets’ of former president Mitterand. It made the Louvre open to more spectators. The architect did seemingly not give much thought how to keep the windows of his creation clean. I had to chuckle when I saw this spectacle of mountaineering window cleaning. I published some of them on other occasions, but these cover ‘window cleaning Louvre style’ quite well. I just wonder how they do it today. Does any body know?

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.

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

One Year of Monochrome Madness: and the Winner is……..

Monochrome Madness:
Leanne Cole is an Australian photographer; each week she organizes a ‘monochrome madness’ and now Monochrome Madness reaches its first year! A landmark to be celebrated by choosing my own ‘best’ entry and showing all of my entries to this Madness. I did not participate in all of them, but here is the gallery. I choose my ‘best’ entry by popular expression. There were about ten that received 55 or more likes. I choose this photo as a winner: my entry to Monochrome Madness 52 a photo of our granddaughter Livi.

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – June 2014

 

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More Choices (Kathmandu)

Another choice of a street scene in Kathmandu. A choice of framing. Which one do you like best?

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 and Marksta
Click the picture for a bigger version

 

Choices (La Colline)

Two photos of the same hill in national park Morvan in France. Which one do you prefer?

About 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 and Marksta
Click the picture for a bigger version

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward (standing tall)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward (View on Cape Point)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘reward’. A reward is about receiving something back; it is the result of an earlier action or behaviour. But maybe the most important is that you are able to receive that reward. In fact life is about being able to receive and freely give. This is the beautiful view on one of the windiest places I have ever been: Cape of Good Hope. This is the view from one of the terraces on Cape Point. Mesmerizing to watch and feeling so grateful to bring this image home on my camera but most of all in my heart.

 

 

South Africa – Cape of Good Hope

Originally shot with Nikon D70, tweaked with Snapseed and Marksta. Click the images for a larger version 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward (Deer)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘reward’. A reward is about receiving something back; it is the result of an earlier action or behaviour. But maybe the most important is that you are able to receive that reward. In fact life is about being able to receive and freely give. Normally a deer takes off immediately when spotting people but this one was enjoy the sun in the afternoon. And gave me time to get my long lens on!

The Netherlands, Vught – February 2015

 

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward (Staircase 3)

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