Bay Bridge San Francisco

11/10/2014


Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge is officially called San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and was built by the American Bridge Company. It opened in 1936, six months before the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

Some Colour for Fun

23/09/2014

SomeColourforFun

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Purple for Imagination,
Green for Balance and Growth,
White for Wholeness and Completion.

 

The grand Grand Canyon

19/08/2014

 

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

There is a deafening silence at this magnificent and awe-inspiring place.

Even so, I am including a YouTube link to a track from the album “Sacred Spirit II” as I feel this goes well with the images. It seems to play more than one track, I hope you enjoy it.

 

Animals on the move in Amsterdam

02/07/2014


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Animal_Dog

Animal_Horse

Jellies

12/06/2014

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California they have an array of jellies, or jellyfish as they are also called. They are fascinating and fun to watch and have a calming effect, the way they slowly float and move around in the water. The beautiful blue background also helps. I had wanted to post a video, so you could enjoy this calming quality too, but unfortunately WordPress does not let me import mp4’s. I have yet to figure out how I can do this, and will post the video once I have found out. Meanwhile, any tips for this are very welcome!

jellies

Jellies

Jellies

This one is a rather special one, or so I have been told, as it lives in the total dark (hence if was difficult to photograph). I like how you can see the eye and how it looks like an unidentified flying you know what, and in that respect the white stripe of light in the middle conjures up the words: “Beam me up Scotty”. Lastly, I like the face on the right observing this wonderful jelly.

I would like to add that the mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

Where is the menu?

14/05/2014

In an alleyway, just off Dam Square in Amsterdam, you will find Van Kerkwijk Cafe Restaurant. It is a great place to eat if you are looking for some delicious food and a nice and friendly atmosphere.

Van Kerkwijk

Sisters Myra and Rhya will take good care of you with their hospitality, and have done so for the past 16 years. They have many returning customers, a few of them were there when I visited.

Van Kerkwijk

You do not need to be put off by the fact that there is no menu, because there is! Myra will present the scrumptious options at your table and does not mind repeating them!

Van Kerkwijk
The building came with its very own guardian angel. Outside at first, it is now sitting snuggly near the window.

Van Kerkwijk

I enjoy combining current and historical images in my work, so I could not resist asking Myra (left) and Rhya to pose with their lovely photo of some years ago. Many thanks to them for saying yes and for a great experience!

Koningsdag – King’s Day Orange Celebration

27/04/2014

Today, 27 April is the birthday of King Willem Alexander, King of  the Netherlands, but yesterday it was celebrated with the first King’s Day (Koningsdag) in the whole country. I was in Amsterdam and the atmosphere was great and orange! People are very creative with what they are wearing and also what they are selling.

King's Day
King's Day
King's Day
King's Day
King's Day
King's Day
King's DayThis woman sells knitted orange crowns and beards, and she has got a customer too!

King's Day

King's DayChildren and adults have an opportunity to sell their bric-a-brac and many a good bargain can be had.

King's DayThese kids have invented some kind of game, a family tree with sweets, and the sign says you always win a price.

King's DayI spy with my little eye…

King's DayThis mask on it’s own is fun, and it becomes even funnier (to me) with the sign above it, which says “Hotdog roll”.

King's Day
King's Day
King's DayOf course the Dutch Lion, which appears in the coat of arms, cannot be missed at the party.

King's Day
King's Day
King's DayIt is custom to fly the Dutch flag from your home on King’s Day (used to be Queens Day).

King's DayTompoucen are a Dutch delight and usually pink, but for King’s Day they turn orange. The drink you see is not lemonade, but it is a liquer called Oranjebitter.

In the meanwhile you might want to take a look at my photography work on Lensculture.com

24/04/2014

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La Boqueria market in Barcelona

15/04/2014

La Boqueria
La Boqueria
La Boqueria
La Boqueria
La Boqueria
Years ago I visited the La Boqueria market in Barcelona. The recommended length of visit is one to two hours, which says something about the scale of this market. The official name is Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, it is situated on the Rambla and has a long history.  I had a great time looking at the great variety of the, sometimes unfamiliar, items on sale, and tasting some.

Photos are taken with a Canon Powershot S50.

Sanctuary continued

23/03/2014

A few more images from the Asylum/Sanctuary assignment.

Sanctuary 2
Practicing narrow (or shallow) depth of field with an aperture of F5.

Sanctuary 2
Another one where I practiced narrow (shallow) depth of field. There were low light conditions, and my focal length was 135mm and F5.6 was the maximum aperture my lens would allow.

Sanctuary 2
In this image I like the framing and the soft colours. All in all it was a very good assignment to start us off with and to allow us to practice some techniques. Photos were taken with a Canon EOS D550, with an 18-135mm lens F3.5-F5.6. The lens suited me fine, except in low light situations with a long focal length where it would not go below F5.6.


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