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Bridge 2: the other side

The Netherlands, A1/A6 – August 2020

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

The bridge from the other side, see photo yesterday.

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

Labor of love

The Netherlands, Nunspeet – August 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #113 is ‘A labor of love’.

The theme is meant to honor Labor Day in the United States of America. But I decided to give my own twist to the theme, and add parenthood to the label ‘labor’.

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

Manakah 1998

Yemen, Manakah – March 1998

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #112 is ‘Pick a Word… ’.

A country tangled in a dreadful civil war, unfortunately.

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.

Shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned from film and edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger 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.

Göreme Valley 1987

Turkey, Göreme Valley, September 1987

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

Looking back in the archive for another challenge, I dug up some old images. This is Turkey, 1987. It must be Fuji film, and probably Nikon F301 with a long lens, but I am not sure.

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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