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Pool Talk (Kreislauf des Geldes)

Germany, Aachen – November 2017

The theme for Weekly Lens Artists 125 is ‘you can pick it’.

Where fiction, art and reality meet. I googled for some more information about this fountain and found it on the site of the Aachen tourist service. It is called ‘Kreislauf des Geldes’ aka Money Cycle.

In this cycle money goes from hand to hand. The fountain was created in 1976 by Karl-Henning Seemann. The people shown symbolise avarice, greed, patronage and begging. Just like money, the water in the fountain flows all year round, since it is fed by the thermal springs. In the summer in particular, the fountain is a popular meeting point for Aacheners and visitors to the city, and for young and old looking to cool down in the flowing water. (source: Aachen Tourist service)

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

Sun silhouette

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – June 1977

The theme for Weekly Lens Artists 125 is ‘you can pick it’.

A very old sunset from long ago showing the sky over Oegstgeest and the tower of the Roman Catholic Church.

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.

The  picture was scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

Going in circles

Belgium, Ardennes – April 1977

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

A long time ago, somewhere in the Ardennes on a cold April day. Going round in circles. Learning how to use black and white and shoot a decent photo.

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.

The  picture was scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

L’Aber Wrac’h

France, L’aber Wrac’h – August 1981

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

The coast of Finistère in Summer is breath taking. This was then, but it still is amazing.

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.

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

Paris Then December 1981

France, Paris – December 1981

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

Paris in December 1981. A view from the hill of Sacré Coeur into the city at the end of the Winter afternoon just before sunset. A shot on Kodak Color II brought back to monochrome. Camera unknown.

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

Birds

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.

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

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