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From the archive: Famous Neighbor at Père Lachaise 1989

France, Paris – January 1989

One from the archive. Père Lachaise is a famous graveyard in Paris, with lots of celebrities being rested there; another one for this week’s lens artistists challenge #168: seen better days. You can buy a map with the names of the famous on it, to find their graves. One of the youngest to be buried there was Jim Morrisson. Lead singer of The Doors, icon. The first time I visited Père Lachaise was early in 1985. Together with a friend we took a look at his grave; which was not that difficult to find because ‘helpful’ signs on gravestones, with arrows, pointed one in the right direction. At his grave we found a very young girl mourning. I asked her why she was so sad. “Jim is gone!”, she said. She must have been very young when he died in 1971. But her grieve was real. And years later in 2021, on a walk around the local lake, young people were playing The Doors loud on a big ghetto blaster like device. They looked at me as I walked by, smirking at me because they thought I did not like the loudness nor the music. “Great music boys”, I said as I walked by. They were surprised and replied: “Yes, this is great music sir!”. We grinned together, two different generations but the same love for The Doors. Break on through to the other side.

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.

From the archive: Père Lachaise 1989

France, Paris – January 1989

One from the archive. Père Lachaise is a famous graveyard in Paris, with lots of celebrities being rested there for this week’s lens artistists challenge #168: seen better days.

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.

Memory

England, Tideswell – May 2013

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #160 is ‘Your Inspiration’.

My inspiration for photography is triggered in any place I am, just looking around, looking for the things that strike my eye. One of the maybe peculiar subjects is tombstones or graveyards. Colleville sur Mer, Margraten, Père Lachaise or a little village graveyards in England. They all tells stories about life and people who lived those lifes. In my ‘archive graveyard’ you can find some examples. This is the graveyard at the parish church of Tideswell.

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

Père Lachaise

France, Paris – January 1989

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #121 is ‘Focus on the subject’.

One from the archive. Père Lachaise is a famous graveyard in Paris, with lots of celebrities being rested there.

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.

Père Lachaise

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France, Paris – January 1989

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #121 is ‘Focus on the subject’.

One from the archive. Père Lachaise is a famous graveyard in Paris, with lots of celebrities being rested there.

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.

Père Lachaise Paris

France, Paris – January 1989

This one is for Dutch goes the photo’s weekly photo ‘yard’ theme.

One from the archive. Père Lachaise is a famous graveyard in Paris, with lots of celebrities being rested there.Archive of Paris

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.

 

 

 

 

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Weathered – Stones

This week theme is ‘weathered’.

England, Burnham Market – August 2017

Shot with Nikon D500, 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

Dense: Blossom

The weekly theme is ‘dense’.

Tideswell is a little, charming village in the Peak District.

England, Tideswell – May 2013

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

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