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Zijl

The Netherlands, Leiden – August 2022

This week lens artists challenge #214 is ‘favourite finds’. A typical Dutch landscape on a warm day, with boats coming and going to the lakes. The find was the little ferry we used to cross this water, the river Zijl near Leiden.

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Water Front

The Netherlands, Rijpwetering – May 2022

Lens artists photo challenge #199 is ‘mechanical/industrial’. Last Saturday was national windmill day. Here a Dutch landscape on a water front. The mill was used in the past to get water out of the polder into this little lake.

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Sepia over Den Haag

The Netherlands, Den Haag – April 2022

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. This is the view from Den Haag Central Station to Scheveningen.

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City Hall Leiden

The Netherlands, Leiden – April 2022

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. But there are other ‘rules’ to make a photo attractive, and one is the use of lines. The city hall of Leiden.

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A Kind Request: Stay Out of the Fields

The Netherlands, Sassenheim – April 2022

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’.

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When the final curtain falls

Some left overs from Tuesday 22nd of March. If Genesis would not have three postponed gigs in the O2 in London, this would probably have been their last concert. Again, thanks for the memories!

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The Last (?) Domino – Genesis

The Netherlands, Amsterdam – March 2022

After fifty years Genesis is touring the world for what seems a final time in The last (?) Domino Tour. I admit I was a bit skeptic, having heard the you-tube video’s of the shows in 2021, given Phil Collins’ health issues. Seeing him enter the stage slowly, sitting down was emotional, and a bit scary. But when he sat he was there, eyes firing, witty (‘now we only have old songs’ (referring to his anger at a Dutch audience in 1981 in Leiden), playing the audience as he used to do. And singing his heart out. No longer able to play the drums. He is fragile, but what a persona on stage, his voice beautifully supported by two backing singers, and his son Nic Collins on drums. What a talent. The other oldies Mike Rutherford (hopping around as always) and Tony Banks (stoic and focused), with Daryl Stuermer blowing the roof of the Ziggo Dome. At times it was emotional, the music was a bright mix of their prog and pop period, with standards (I know what I like) and classics (Cinema Show, In that Quiet Earth/Afterglow, Firth of Fifth). Standing the age of time, showing an impressive body of work over the years. It was a beautiful and moving farewell, that ended with The Carpet Crawlers: you got to get in to get out. Chills and goose bombs, perfect sound and a band at work smoothly, after a break of 15 years. Thanks for the memories guys.

And it was a nice time to use my iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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