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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.

 

 

Heron Spot

The Netherlands, Oestgeest – December 2019

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78  is ‘spot’
Show a special spot in a shot is the brief.

In front of our house is a small canal that is looked upon from the kitchen window. The animals and the canal are, just as plants and flowers in the front garden, sometimes subject in my photographs. Here is a recent visitor: a Heron.

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

Spot on for Christmas

England, Southwell – December 2019

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78  is ‘spot’. Show a special spot in a shot is the brief.

Southwell is a little town near Nottingham. A perfect spot to be for Christmas

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shot with iPhone X,  edited using Snapseed and Marksta, click the picture for a larger version

Power Spot

France, St. George sur l’Aa – December 2019

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78  is ‘spot’. Show a special spot in a shot is the brief.
Each time we travel from or to the UK by Eurotunnel, this site next to the motorway draws my attention. A wood of pylons emerges, displaying big power lines in the air.
It is like an army that comes out of the soil. Luckily my wife does most of the driving, so I have my hands free to snap about when we pass this point.

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

Spot

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – December 2019

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78  is ‘spot’
Show a special spot in a shot is the brief.
In front of our house is a small canal that is looked upon from the kitchen window. The animals and the canal are, just as plants and flowers in the front garden,
sometimes subject in my photographs. Here are two ducks, doing some synchronized swimming.

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

Fireworks

Traditionally in The Netherlands the new year starts with private fireworks (this year people spent 77 million euro). Over the years this party has turned from pleasure over to  concern. There is an increasing flow of illegal fireworks (like avalanche bombs), more damage to public and private goods, and increasing aggression towards services. And on top of that an increase in injuries and at times loss of life. The public and political debate at the moment is about a ban of private fireworks. One alternative could be to replace them by formal local firework events and/or a big national event..

The burst function on an iPhone works well shooting this ‘popping’ scenes. However, the quality and control of light is less than with a system camera or dslr.

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

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