Horse with no name

The Netherlands, Cromstrijen – September 2018

Shot with iPhoneX edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the photo for a larger version 

Fingers Of The Wind

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest- July 2018

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Repurpose: Wind Power

This weekly  theme is repurpose.

Windmills on the coast of Norfolk.

England, Norfolk – September 2016

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

A list of other entries to this theme; if you do not want to be on this list let me know and I remove the link

More Choices (Kiting near Cape of Good Hope)

This time two colored photos and one monochrome one. For me it is about the noise (not sound but visual imperfections of the sensor of the D70 caused by a very high ISO level :-), yes my fault). All three suffer from this. Question remains: monochrome or color? What do you prefer?

 

Originally shot with Nikon D70, tweaked with Snapseed and Marksta. Click the images for a larger version 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs (along the Thames)

This weekly photo challenge is about ‘signs’. Here are some signs near the river Thames from Greenwich and near Tower Bridge. One sign is iconic: The Cutty Sark. The others are the names of old warehouses, now being transformed in expensive apartments.

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

 

 

 

Wind Mill

Icons of The Netherlands: wooden shoes, tulips and wind mills. Here is the same wind mill (the Broekdijkmolen) near Warmond. I hardly transfer colour photos to black and white. So now I shot one in colour and one in black and white. Some like colour, some like black and white. Just voice your opinion!

Shot with iPhone 5s using Huemore (colour) and Hueless  (monochrome) edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

 

Jacques Brel: Le Plat Pays/Mijn vlakke land (My Flat Land)

One of Belgium’s most famous citizens is Jacques Brel.
Most of his songs are in French.
One of them is about Belgium, Le Plat Pays translated in Dutch as Mijn vlakke land.
It tells about West Flanders where his family originated from.
Brel originally recorded the French version but later recorded the translated Dutch lyrics by Ernst van Altena as well.

These pictures are taken there, between Brugge and Oostende.
As always from the road and from behind the line that marks the edge of it.
Looking at Brel, behind the lines.

Below the photographs the  lyrics of his chanson in French, English and Dutch.

Shot with iPhone 5s using Huemore edited using Snapseed and Marksta
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Jacques Brel – Le Plat Pays

Avec la mer du Nord pour dernier terrain vague
Et les vagues de dunes pour arrêter les vagues
Et de vagues rochers que les marées dépassent
Et qui ont à jamais le cœur à marée basse
Avec infiniment de brumes à venir
Avec le vent de l’est écoutez le tenir
Le plat pays qui est le mien

Avec des cathédrales pour uniques montagnes
Et de noirs clochers comme mâts de cocagne
Où des diables en pierre décochent les nuages
Avec le fil des jours pour unique voyage
Et des chemins de pluie pour unique bonsoir
Avec le vent d’ouest écoutez le vouloir
Le plat pays qui est le mien

Avec un ciel si bas qu’un canal s’est perdu
Avec un ciel si bas qu’il fait l’humilité
Avec un ciel si gris qu’un canal s’est pendu
Avec un ciel si gris qu’il faut lui pardonner
Avec le vent du nord qui vient s’écarteler
Avec le vent du nord écoutez le craquer
Le plat pays qui est le mien

Avec de l’Italie qui descendrait l’Escaut
Avec Frida la blonde quand elle devient Margot
Quand les fils de Novembre nous reviennent en Mai
Quand la plaine est fumante et tremble sous Juillet
Quand le vent est au rire, quand le vent est au blé
Quand le vent est au sud, écoutez le chanter
Le plat pays qui est le mien

The flat land -> from a lyric translation site (to give you an impression)

With the north sea as a final wasteland
And waves of dunes to hold back the waves
And formless rocks covered by the tides
Whose hearts remain forever at low tide
With the endless mists that are to come
With the wind in the east, listen to it hold fast.
This flat land that is mine

With cathedrals as the only mountains
And black bell towers like pathways to heaven
Where stone devils pull down the clouds
With the passage of time as the only journey
And the wet roads as the only good night
With the wind in the west, listen to it yearn.
This flat land that is mine.

With a sky so low that a canal becomes lost
With a sky so low that it brings humility
With a sky so grey that a canal hangs itself
With a sky so grey that it must be forgiven
With the wind in the north that rips it apart
With the wind in the north, listen to it cracking
This flat land that is mine

With Italy that would descend the Scheldt
With blonde Frida when she becomes Margot
When November sons return to us in May
When the plain is smouldering and trembles in July
When the wind is laughing, when the wind is in the corn
When the wind is in the south, listen to it sing
This flat land that is mine.

Jacques Brel – Mijn Vlakke Land (Ernst van Altena)

Wanneer de Noordzee koppig breekt aan hoge duinen
En witte vlokken schuim uiteenslaan op de kruinen
Wanneer de norse vloed beukt aan het zwart basalt
En over dijk en duin de grijze nevel valt
Wanneer bij eb het strand woest is als een woestijn
En natte westenwinden gieren van venijn
Dan vecht mijn land, mijn vlakke land

Wanneer de regen daalt op straten, pleinen, perken
Op dak en torenspits van hemelhoge kerken
Die in dit vlakke land de enige bergen zijn
Wanneer onder de wolken mensen dwergen zijn
Wanneer de dagen gaan in domme regelmaat
En bolle oostenwind het land nog vlakker slaat
Dan wacht mijn land, mijn vlakke land

Wanneer de lage lucht vlak over ‘t water scheert
Wanneer de lage lucht ons nederigheid leert
Wanneer de lage lucht er grijs als leisteen is
Wanneer de lage lucht er vaal als keileem is
Wanneer de noordenwind de vlakte vierendeelt
Wanneer de noordenwind er onze adem steelt
Dan kraakt mijn land, mijn vlakke land

Wanneer de Schelde blinkt in zuidelijke zon
En elke Vlaamse vrouw flaneert in zon-japon
Wanneer de eerste spin zijn lentewebben weeft
Of dampende het veld in juli-zonlicht beeft
Wanneer de zuidenwind er schatert door het graan
Wanneer de zuidenwind er jubelt langs de baan
Dan juicht mijn land, mijn vlakke land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned (Dune)

This week photo challenge is ‘abandoned’.

A detail of the dunes in Noordwijk.
Grass and sand waiting for the company of the sun.
Standing up against the tough wind.
I could not decide between color or monochrome.

shot with Nikon D7000, edited using Snapseed and Marksta
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Other entries

earlier entries 1 – 107

entries 108 – 159

  1. Oldies but goodies | Le Drake Noir
  2. Hang pictures on the air… | Life through a Lens
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | What’s (in) the picture?
  4. Faded Glory…..WP weekly photo challenge | Daily Observations
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Travel Monkey
  6. Abandoned things= ngarit mumet-ndhase… | mumet-ndhase.com
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | colder weather
  8. From ancient times | Artifacts and Fictions
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned Technology | puncta lucis
  10. Kunsthaus Tacheles Building, Berlin | thoughtsofrkh
  11. West Pier, Brighton | thoughtsofrkh
  12. Temporarily Abandoned | Mary J Melange
  13. “Abandoned” | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Something to Ponder About
  15. 2-28-14 Travel Challenge Weekly Photo Theme | The Quotidian Hudson
  16. Abandoned – WPhotoC | Ouch!! My back hurts!!
  17. (Weekly Photo Challenge) : Abandoned/ Yang Ditinggalkan | bambangpriantono
  18. Ancient and Abandoned | Tvor Travels
  19. word press weekly photo challenge: abandoned | Phylor’s Blog
  20. First Day | 365 Days of Thank You
  21. Abandoned | Elizabeth Krall Photos
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Foto de Moto
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | genieve celada photography
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Welcome to Black Hills Reiki
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Lipgloss and a Backpack
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Michele D’Acosta
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Jejak BOcahiLANG
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | A Wilderness of Words
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | That Montreal Girl
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned Mentally Ills | situnis.com
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Bams’ Blog
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge : Abandoned | Moments In Life
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | kaymetviner
  34. Abandoned City Pompei: A Dream Slept for Thousands Years | Stai Al Borgo
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Moersalins and his world
  36. Silent Steps | Virginia Views
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge : Abandoned | An Evolving Scientist
  38. In the Ancestors’ Footsteps: Ancient and Abandoned | The Beauty Along the Road
  39. Travel Theme : Ancient and Abandoned (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Geophilia Photography
  41. Not everything is sonnet 116. | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Parallel Lines
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Ritva’s Art – Photography
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Mara Eastern
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Living in the Moment
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge : (not) Abondaned | ISENGRAPHER™
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned | PhotoBeast
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Things I have learnt today
  49. WPC : Abandoned | dadirridreaming
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  51. Weekly Photography Challenge: Abandoned | sukies original
  52. Abandoned | The Syllabub Sea

Dune Panorama

A stitched panorama of the dunes in Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands.

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The Netherlands, Hoek van Holland – September 2013

Shot with Iphone 4 using Hueless,  stitched with Autostitch edited using Snapseed and Marksta
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (Walks)

The weekly photo challenge this week is ‘sea’.

The border between sea and land is interesting.
Where water and land meet things happen and activities start.
Walking there with your head in the wind brings new energy and space.
This is near the Utah Beach Memorial in Normandy in France.

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France, Utah Beach – August 2013

Shot with Nikon D7000, edited using Snapseed and Marksta
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Other entries and links to earlier posts

1 – 70

71 – 151

152 – 167

168 – 223

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (Stories of the Edge) | What’s (in) the picture?
  2. Grainy dogs running on a sandy beach 😛 | We Live In A Flat
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: ”Sea” | SPH3RE
  4. Sea- Weekly Photo Challenge | Bileam se Donkie
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – The Sea | Travels and Trifles
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Pilot Fish
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | The Fountain
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Sin Polaris
  9. Deep Blue Aegean Sea, Greece | Life is a Vacation
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Human vs. Nature
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | rondomtaliedraai
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | blogagaini
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | dediwiyanto
  14. The Sea of Time…(weekly photo challenge) | Daily Observations
  15. I am me | Mary J Melange
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Bams’ Blog
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | OpallaOnTrails
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea – Greenland | Billy’s Travel Album
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea | The Urge To Wander
  20. Me and the Sea – Zoe Says
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | MaanKind
  22. WP weekly photo challenge: sea | It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Thoreau
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sea | my cyber house rules
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea | Serendipitous Cookery
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea and Sunsets | Janaline’s world journey
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Different Side of Sea | SABAS LOG
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  29. The Moon shining on the sea – Weekly Photo Challenge: sea | Summerfield84’s English blog
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Stefano Scheda
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea – Joy and Woe
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (East or Japan?) | Private Mixture
  33. weekly photo challenge: sea | A Meditative Journey with Saldage
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreams of my Inner Ocean | An Upturned Soul
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea: Local Sea-neary | Colonialist’s Blog
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | kittykatblogbag
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | weird & cool stuff seen while out & about
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea | getsetandgo
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Pa-BLAM!
  40. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Sea | Milka Pejovic
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | 2812 photography
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | A Taste of Morning
  43. “Weekly Photo Challenge: (Sea)” | Irresistibly Fish
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Far Away
  45. The Calling | I solemnly swear i am upto no good!
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | northumbrian : light
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: sea | blogagaini
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea » My Life, My Way, My Words
  49. On the Beach | The Living Dead
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Zain’s Pix & Text
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Diamond Mike Watson
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: sea | Alexandra’s blog
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: carefree | Alexandra’s blog
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | IsobelandCat’s Blog
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Lucid Gypsy
  56. A Seagull’s View | Life & Times