The Netherlands, Warmond – 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.
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.
A sunrise like this on a Spring morning over the water. A gift on any day but if it is your birthday? Lens Artists Photo Challlenge #193 is ‘they say it is your birthday’.
A picture that does not fit in a category has to fit in ‘odds and ends’, lens artists photo challenge #189. Though this one could have been in ‘cleaning’, ‘swans in habitat’, ‘grooming for professionals’ etc.
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.
This weeks challenge #187 is ‘water’. The Galgenwater in Leiden. In the background a replica a of the mill that was used by the father of Rembrandt van Rijn, who was born to the left of the bridge in the distance in 1606, 410 years before this photo.
This weeks challenge #186 is ‘Low Light’. Using the available light is primarily a question of creativity and secondarily the available technology. The advice when using a Kodak Instamatic (a very old point and shoot film camera in the 1970’s) was to keep the sun in the back. My advice is not to do that. When using film it was a calculated guess (the result came after developing of the film). Nowadays in digital times the result is immediately available on your camera, hence a source of more playing around and tweaking. Playing with light is playing with the source of light. This photo of Strandhill was taken on a ‘normal’ sunny day. The angle used makes it much more dramatic. This photo ‘See Sea’ gives an idea of the light as it was that day. The fog and dark sky added to the atmosphere (in the Archive Ireland you can find two more photo’s of this perspective taken at the same moment).
A grey morning with fog in Winter.