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Merry Christmas

England, Southwell – December 2016

Christmas is about light, shining in the dark, a promise of possibilities, of new events. Small sparks that may turn into the brightness of a beautiful sun, offering warmth, comfort, trust, security, well being and new life.
I wish you lots of light in the coming year, to see and observe the difference between the light and the darkness, to embrace and accept them both as parts of our life.

This year’s last Lens-Artists Challenge (#128) is ‘And here comes the holiday season………..’

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

Hirondelles

France, Luc-en-Diois – August 1998

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #123 is ‘Found in the Neighborhood’.

Well, this is a photo of a neighborhood from a long time ago during a holiday in France.

The B4 retouch series
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. All of them are not completely 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

Tower

The Netherlands, Nunspeet – August 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #114 is ‘Negative Space’.

The term ‘negative space’ to me is confusion: technically it is the space around the main subject of a photo. It means ‘negative’ as opposed to ‘positive’ attention for the main subject. The word ‘negative’ as a noun brings back good old memories. Being older I actually worked and work with negatives (for the millennials: it has to do with film, the light sensitive stuff we used to put in a camera to get a photo on (in negative) that later could be printed (in positive).

So ‘negative space’ is about the focus a viewer of a photo is offered in a photo. If there is a lot to see around the subject, than that distracts from that subject. In other words: it is a creative tool a photographer can use.

Shot with iPhone 11 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version

Rome 1998

Italy, Rome – September 1998

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #110 is ‘Creativity in a time of Covid’.

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.

Sign

Malta, Valletta – November 2010

 

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85 is ‘treasure hunt’
This note was pinned on one of the doors of the co-cathedral in Valletta Malta.
Especially the addition of narrow heels makes it even more interesting to read.\

If you want to join or participate in the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenges just follow the link above.

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

History Window

England, Chester – September 1980

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79  is ‘a window with a view’

Chester Cathedral, a window in the Cloisters.

If you want to join or participate in the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenges just follow the link above.

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.

The  picture was are originally shot with a Pentax K1000 on Ilford FP4, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

 

Portal

Ireland, Slane  – October 2008

This one is for Dutch goes the photo’s ‘portal’ theme.

Slane Hill in Ireland. Close to Slane Castle castle that is famous among other historical facts, for being the recording site for U2’s The unforgettable fire’ in 1984.
Never judge an album by its cover, but part of the castle burned in 1991, but was restored in 2001. Slane Castle is also famous for its concerts and festivals; a lot of famous band and artists performed there.

Outside the village is The Hill of Slane with a small old ruined chapel, a ruined monastery and a graveyard, overlooking the landscape and the river Boyne.

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

 

 

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