This week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge is #206 ‘Treasures’. Life deserves to be treasured as it rolls out with us on our journey through our years. Lots of change happens during that trip. One of The Netherlands most wonderful features is the low horizon. Meaning we have so much sky, as a giant canvas to show clouds and patterns. The flat horizon does not attract too much attention, just offers some texture to the straight line. Showing the changes over the years as urbanization and commercial estates grow.
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.
The Netherlands, Warmond – May 2022
The Netherlands, Lisse – April 2022
The growing era of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips for this year is gone. Here a few photos of a little piece of land, with a nice skyline and sun.
The Lens-artists challenge #197 is ‘rule of thirds’. The rule of thirds is a rule of thumb how to compose images. But a photo that creates a journey of the eye can also be made by using lines and colors. Even when the horizon is not on 1/3.
The Lens-artists challenge #197 is ‘rule of thirds’. The rule of thirds is a rule of thumb how to compose images. There are more ‘rules’; another is the ‘s’ like in the photo above. Whatever rule you like to use: break them and tweak them till you are happy with the result of the photo you are putting together. In the end your gut tells a lot about what constitutes a decent picture to your liking.
Each year the growers of bulbs try to keep the public out of the fields. If people enter the fields there is an imminent risk of diseases to the bulbs. It is impossible to patrol all fields so soft tactics with signs are being used. And some growers have volunteers to address people who do enter their fields. But in the end it all is depending on the behavior and goodwill of people. Unfortunately some think a field is public space. The other day I heard an anecdote about this ‘freedom confusion’. One day a grower saw a family enter his field, passing by at that moment. He noticed that the car of the man was left open. So he sat in the car. The man ran from the field to his car asking ‘what are you doing? this is my car!’. The grower just replied: ‘and that is my field you entered’.