Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds (Andalucia 4)

The weekly photo challenge is about ‘the rule of thirds’. When taking photos there are some guidelines to compose the photo. One of them is the rule of thirds based on the ‘golden ratio’. The frame is divided in 9 equal parts created by four lines: two horizontal and two vertical.  The subject that needs the ‘attention’ is placed on one of the four crosses in the frame. Playing with composition is an essential part of photography. It determines how the viewer is ‘told’ to look at the photo. Well. Do as you please I say! Here is a non planned rule of third photo. Most of the time looking through a viewer almost instantly leads to a composition. The object makes its own rules or demands to frame it a certain way. Hope you like the way this one presented itself. Then you know where to put the horizon too, as well as using the lines in the frame. A view from Andalusia or Andalucia in Spanish. A spectacular region of Spain with beautiful picturesque white villages.

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.

 

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Spain, Andalucia – November 1995

Originally shot with Olympus Mju on Fuji 200 Film, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click on the pictures for a larger version.

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Weekly Photo Challenger: Symmetry (Somewhere in South West Germany 2) Baden-Baden

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘symmetry’. Lines, balance, using it to create an image. Repetition is a way of using a similar shape in a photo, and if it is the same shape it is a form of symmetry. My allergy is a complete symmetric picture where  the horizon is the turning point to flip the photo over so to say. This is the front of a house  an old German ‘Kur Ort’ who’s name I forgot in the south-west of Germany near Karlsruhe. After all it was Baden-Baden, how could I forget?

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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Germany, Baden-Baden – May 1994

Shot with Olympus Mju on Fuji 200, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version

Weekly Photo Challenger: Symmetry (Somewhere in South West Germany) Baden-Baden

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘symmetry’. Lines, balance, using it to create an image. Repetition is a way of using a similar shape in a photo, and if it is the same shape it is a form of symmetry. My allergy is a complete symmetric picture where  the horizon is the turning point to flip the photo over so to say. This is a gallery in an old German ‘Kur Ort’ who’s name I forgot in the south-west of Germany near Karlsruhe. And it was Baden-Baden, how could I forget? This is the gallery of the Trinkhalle (drinking hall).

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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Germany, Baden-Baden – May 1994

Shot with Olympus Mju on Fuji 200, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale (Andalucia 3)

This weekly theme is ‘scale’. A view from Andalusia or Andalucia in Spanish. A spectacular region of Spain with beautiful picturesque white villages. Here is one from some where on the road. The scale of a human in these majestic mountains is so humbling. And yet, you are part of it!

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.

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Spain, Andalucia – November 1994

 

Originally shot with Olympus Mju on Fuji 200 Film, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click on the pictures for a larger version

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale (Andalucia 2)

This weekly theme is ‘scale’. A view from the Puerta de las Palomas. In November 1994 me and a group of friends were doing a bicycling tour of Andalusia or Andalucia in Spanish. A spectacular region of Spain with beautiful picturesque white villages. With lots of nice climbs, called puertos. Being high on a mountain makes you realize how small you are if you look down, or if someone would look up to the top. But actually it feels quite big on that mountain, seeing what is out around and feeling connected to it.

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.

 

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Spain, Andalucia, Puerto de las Palomas – November 1st 1994

Originally shot with Olympus Mju on Fuji 200 Film, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click on the pictures for a larger version

 

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An old shot of about 20 years ago. A bicycling tour in Andalusia in the south of Spain. A beautiful landscape rolling around the roads.

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.

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Spain, Andalusia – November 1994

Originally shot with Olympus Mju on Fuji 200 Film, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta, Click on the pictures for a larger version

 

Weekly Photo Challenge/B4 Retouch: Warmth (Simiane la Rotonde)

The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘warmth’.

This photo is from Simiane la Rotonde in southern France. A day in August, at noon, warm, no one on the streets. Originally shot in colour using Kodak Gold.

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.

 

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France, Simiane la Rotonde – August 1989

 

Originally shot with Olympus on Kodak color II, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge/B4 Retouch: Achievement (Sagrada Familia)

This week the weekly challenge is ‘achievement’. In 1990 I visited Barcelona and the build of the Sagrada Família. Designed by Gaudí it was still in progress. A big cathedral designed totally unique than any church I had seen. Nowadays work has progressed a lot but in those days this is what you could see. A majestic original achievement. Still to be finished.

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 Olympus Mju on Kodak Color II, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click on the pictures for a larger version

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge/B4 Retouch: Achievement (Coll de la Creueta)

This week the weekly challenge is ‘achievement’. As I said, Dutch cyclists won a lot of prizes but the Belgians won more. The same is true in this picture. It is the summit of the Coll de la Creueta (1916 meters) in Catalonia and it shows me losing with half a wheel to my mate Louis from Belgium. It was a beautiful climb. Ending in a race to the summit, with an unfortunate result :-). Well we arrived at the top, that is what counts. Having a lot of fun doing that.

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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Spain, Catalunya – August 1990

Shot with Olympus Mju on Kodak Color II, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click on the pictures for a larger version

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge/B4 Retouch: Achievement (Mont Ventoux)

This week the weekly challenge is ‘achievement’. Cycling as a sport is quite popular in The Netherlands. The bicycle is an important means of transportation, but racing and mountain bicycles as a second bicycle are extremely popular. In professional cycling we had a lot of Dutch winners in classics, Tour de France stages, world championships and olympics. We are not as successful as the Belgians though.

Two Dutchmen – so far –  won the Tour de France. One of them was Jan Janssen in 1968. In 1967 he won the stage over the Mont Ventoux. The same day in that stage Tommy Simpson died one kilometer under the summit in the ascent from Bedoin. The Mont Ventoux is a steep climb with a complete open top. Ventoux comes from vents in French: strong wind. And it can storm up there. In 1989 I climbed the mountain for the first time. To keep a memory one takes a picture of course. But the strongest memory was the moment I passed the monument for Tommy Simpson. While passing i took my cap of to salute his memory.

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 Olympus Mju on Kodak Color II, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. . Click on the pictures for a larger version