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Afterglow 2

The Netherlands, Voorhout – May 2020

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 is ‘pastimes’.

A last afterglow on the bulb fields. If you want to see flowers in bloom just check out the archives of flowers and Voorhout.

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

Afterglow

The Netherlands, Voorhout – May 2020

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 is ‘pastimes’.

Normally the bulb fields attract tourists in the Spring. The colours are always fantastic to see. Let alone the smell. In The Netherlands we are in an intelligent lockdown since March 12th. To prevent people from flocking into the bulb fields the growers decided to chop the heads sooner than normal. After all the bulbs that are on the field are meant to be sold, you can order them online from August. The flowers are taking too much strength out of the bulbs, that is why they are chopped off after flowering. Last weekend we spotted two fields still in bloom, and decided to have a closer look on a bicycle ride. This is what we found.
If you want to see flowers in bloom just check out the archives of flowers and Voorhout.

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

Sunset over the field

The Netherlands, Katwijk – May 2020

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 is ‘pastimes’. 
During the intelligent lockdown we can make short bicycle trips to have some excercise and see the beauty of nature bursting out in Spring. Yesterday I posted two motor powered parachutes against the sky. This is taken from the same viewpoint.

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

Going Back – The Second Time Around (Tibet)

Tibet, near Shigatse – March 2004

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92 is ‘Going Back – The second time around’.

In March 2004 I visited Tibet. It would be an understatement if I said it was overwhelming.
The backdrop of the Himalaya, the fact that most of the time we were 3500 meters or higher above my normal (sea) level.
The people and close contact with Buddhism. All parts of a puzzle that hopefully will bring me back once more.

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.

Shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned from film and edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

Tulips 6 and a virtual visit to the Keukenhof

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – April 2020

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #91 is ‘simplicity’.

A series telling the story of a vase of yellow and red tulips. Being lazy basically and trying out a new iPhone 11, I took this series, telling the story of a bunch of tulips in a vase.

Normally we would be out admiring the bulb fields in full bloom. This year we can not.

The Keukenhof (a beautiful garden with 7 million flowers in bloom) is closed as well.
On Facebook they publish videos of the garden. If you enjoy flowers it is a great place to feed on colours and bright, uplifting images of nature.

As flowers open their hearts to us, we need to open up and share our empathy to each other. Stay safe, stay healthy. Whatever the politics is, we are all in this together as mankind. We can only get through this together.

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

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