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La Défense (Blocs)

France, Paris – January 1989

The theme for this week Lens-artists challenge #157 is ‘getting away’.

La Défense is a big, modern office area in Paris. I remember my teacher for French saying she did not like it at all, too modern, on the old axe of the Champs Elysées and Louvre. Years later I was curious about the area and went there on a long weekend trip, hoping for some nice images. Feeling small between the buildings of big companies, rising high up over the skyline of Paris. An alienating place, where human size did not seem to matter.

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 F301 on Kodak TriX, scanned from film and edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

Oud Poelgeest

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – February 2021

Two weeks ago I published a color version of this view. This is a silver monochrome, with a different feel towards it. It suggests a different age and time. Mono, with a hint of sepia, brings this image back years to the previous century. Or am I old and going soft in melancholy? The 137th Weekly Lens Artists Challenge is about ‘soft’.

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

Oud Poelgeest

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – February 2021

This week’s theme of the weekly lens artists challenge (#135) is ‘glimpse into your world’. Long ago I was born in a small village in The Netherlands. Of course it has grown and changed over the years, but it is still a wonderful location to live. And yes: we do have an old ‘castle’.

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

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