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Chris Breebaart Photography – finding stories


The Netherlands, Achterhoek – October 1990

The theme of Lens-Artists #124 is ‘Now and then’.

In times of covid things change, some in small ways, some in quite ‘big’ ways. The world is not getting smaller but seems smaller. Going away for a long weekend is more like a logistical planned event than a spontaneous ‘let’s get away’. And even the way I take photo’s is changed. I see less that catches my eye, all is so familiar close by. So I went way back till way then, October 1990, a long weekend with old school mates. The mates are still there, on Whatsapp. But the feeling of this image is different. A swarm of birds against a sunset. Being free, to wander, to roam. Patience my dear heart.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains.

Originally shot with Nikon F301 on Kodak TriX, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

7 Responses to “Birds”

    • Chris Breebaart

      It is what it is, but I do hope with three promising vaccines we are getting towards a lighter period soon!! I know we will, just be patient, not easy, but doable for elderly people.


  1. pattimoed

    Hi, Chris. It’s true. The world does seem smaller. Isn’t it so strange to think we’re all experiencing the pandemic all over the globe? A world-wide phenomenon. Take care.

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