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Autumn

November 4th, 2012

A photo

November 4th, 2012

A day at the beach

September 16th, 2012

Last week Sunday it was surprisingly sunny and warm, so we decided to go to the beach in Scheveningen.

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Summer update – August

September 8th, 2012

In August, we went to Venice!
It was quite busy, and very warm. So we spent three days of our week at a really nice swimming pool, not too far from Mestre, the mainland part of Venice.

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Misty morning in Holland, as seen from the train to Schiphol

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Snowy mountains in the clouds over Italy – I think…

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Colourful Venice

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Venetian wildlife

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Slippers in the sun

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Up …

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Light

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Gondolas

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Floor in swimming pool as seen through my sunbed

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Looking up from sunbed by the swimming pool…

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By the poolside

Summer update

September 8th, 2012

So… Long time no update! Let’s catch up then :-)

In July, we had rain.

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Rainy Sunday morning

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Rainy Sunday afternoon

After the rain there was sun.

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It stopped! (the rain)

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At home, I left a thin slice of melon skin on top of a near empty wine glass. Eventually it curled up and fell in…

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Beautiful decay

When July finally got really sunny and summery, I went to England, where it was … raining.

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Well, not the first day, which had quite a few sunny spells, which I enjoyed while in a 5 hour traffic jam.

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While it was raining outside, this really nice staircase in the museum of Liverpool was perfectly dry.

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We also kept it dry on the ferry across the Mersey, where I took the following photo inside the corridor that leads to the ferry on the south side.

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Of course by the time I landed in Amsterdam again, the summery weather had passed already.Typical ;-)

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Arrival at Schiphol airport

What do you see?

July 1st, 2012

In the first photo I see tree branches, but also a ‘net’ of ‘veins’. The second photo shows me a flower that’s got more light shining on it than its surroundings.

But … I wonder: what do you see in the third photo? ;-)

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More flowers

June 11th, 2012

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Before and after

June 10th, 2012

Recently, I posted this image on Streamzoo:

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Then, I was “tagged” by someone with the challenge to post a ‘before and after’ photo – the original, and the edited version. Given that I prefer to stick to the square format, I resorted to doing two of these in one, so that with two originals and two edited ones, I’d be back in a square.
I have to say that I wasn’t really aware of how much I edited my photos until I put them side by side. Quite a difference I’d say :-)

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This week came another challenge, to upload 3 versions of one image: the original, an edited version, and a black and white.

I chose an image I hadn’t used before, quickly edited it in Snapseed, and then wondered what to do with the black and white one. Below are four versions, in this order: original, edited, black and white, and “dramatic black and white”.
Which one do you prefer?

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Nature

June 2nd, 2012

From top to bottom: apple blossom, Plantago, bug on buttercup, and a blond beauty ;-)

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Black and white and yellow

May 22nd, 2012

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