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Season’s End

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – August 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #119 is ‘My hideaway’.

Autumn has come, Summer is over. The garden is no longer the place to enjoy being outside during the pandemic, looking at plants and flowers. Seasons come and go, the natural cycle continues, and Summer is waiting to come back next year, hopefully in a different setting without restrictions.

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

E-bicycle

The Netherlands, Nunspeet – August 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #116 is ‘symmetry’.

The Pas Opweg leading to the Hidden Village in the forest near Nunspeet. In 1943 – 1944 the Dutch resistance build a village where people, wanted by the Germans, could hide.
We are lucky to have thousands of kilometers of free bicycle lanes in The Netherlands. And riding an e-bike for the first time in my life in this forest was a wonderful experience.

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

Vercors 1990

France, Vercors – August 1990

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #115 is ‘Inspiration’.

Coming from a land that is flat as a pancake, mountains and hills are a source of inspiration, reflection and sport. Cliumbing a mountain by bicycle is a wonderful experience, offering lots of insights about who and what you are. This one was shot with Pentax Mju on Fuji Film.

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.

Cantal France 1993

France, Cantal – August 1993

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #115 is ‘Inspiration’.

An old travel photo from 1993 in France. The Cantal is a beautiful area with no longer active volcanoes. Landscapes inspire me. This one was amazing.

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.

On Golden Pond

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – September 2020

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

I am not sure if this photo is about ‘negative space’. But it shows a way of looking at ‘space’ for sure.

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

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