zondag, maart 29, 2015

March 29.

15/3/29 Had to do an outdoor job in the pouring rain. Bakkum 3.47 pm. 

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zaterdag, maart 28, 2015

March 28.

Sad day today. We said goodbye to our very dear relative, friend and colleague Corinne Kruger. See her work at http://www.corinnekruger.nl/. She is going to be deeply missed. Bergeijk, 15.33 pm.

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vrijdag, maart 27, 2015

March 27

A typical Dutch Suburban Spring Scene (4). WATCH THE DOG IN FRONT OF THE TREE TRUNK! Diemen, 4.52 pm.

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donderdag, maart 26, 2015

March 26.

A typical Dutch Suburban Spring Scene (3). Diemen, 2.29 pm.

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woensdag, maart 25, 2015

March 25

A typical Dutch Suburban Spring Scene (2). Diemen, 2.28 pm.

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dinsdag, maart 24, 2015

March 24.

A typical Dutch Suburban Spring Scene. Diemen, 2.11 pm.

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maandag, maart 23, 2015

March 23.

It was very quiet in the Foam museum. But the atmosphere was great, almost serene.....And yes I liked the portrait exhibition 'van Loon' , and couldn't quite understand the function of the enlarged test strips in another show. Amsterdam, 1.37 pm.  

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zondag, maart 22, 2015

March 22.

Sometimes it is necessary to add an extra element to a photograph to emphasize the atmosphere at a spot. Here I used the shadow of my hand. Diemen, 5.03 pm.   

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zaterdag, maart 21, 2015

March 21.

The advertisement column has a very yellow color. The dark clouds in the background were a small present from the weather this 2nd day of spring 2015. Diemen, 3.46 pm.

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vrijdag, maart 20, 2015

March 20.

This was the only way today to capture the calmness of the sea today. There was a very fragile silence. Castricum aan Zee, 1.17 pm.

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donderdag, maart 19, 2015

March 19.

Self portrait # 342. Diemen 12.28 am.

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woensdag, maart 18, 2015

March 18.

Today = Election day! Diemen, 9.07 am.

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dinsdag, maart 17, 2015

March 17.

Strange spot. These trunks are all that is left from a beautiful park. All because of some motor highways. Progress? Yes, Ladies & Gents I am a romantic soul. Diemen, 4.55 pm.


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maandag, maart 16, 2015

March 16.

A message for the spectators at my web log. I know you're looking out there, according to my counting system. Thank you for looking at my photographs until now. Hope to see you tomorrow & the day after tomorrow & the day.......This project of a picture a day will be continued, as far I am concerned. Photo: Diemen, 4.32 pm.  

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March 15.

At the moment I am intrigued by capturing nothingness in photographs. Btw that's not the same as lack of quality. But some spots can be so desolated, containing no excitement at all. Still those places trigger me. The photo today is made of such a spot. It is to be seen from the train platform for de direction to Amsterdam. Of course I needed the gray weather for the picture. Diemen 4.08 pm.

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zaterdag, maart 14, 2015

March 14.

The experiment today was about a relationship between a panoramic format and a relatively long exposure time just to capture the feeling of a passing rally against the high housing rents in Amsterdam. I must say that I fully agree with the purpose of the rally. It is an outrageous shame how housing rents are increased to a point that most people just cannot afford. At the other hand house owners are supported in many ways. Amsterdam 2.45 am.


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March 13.

2 things about this photograph. 1: it is about the anonymity of a big city. Although having a small dog tells something about a character. 2: This was taken by hand with 1/10 of second. Sharpness thanks to the electronic lens stabilization at the modern camera. Antwerp 4.58 pm.  

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donderdag, maart 12, 2015

March 12.

Cycling home I saw this abandoned night terrace. I fell in love with the three red balls, which functioned as some kind of a romantic illumination. By the way it was one of the finest days of the year until now. Amsterdam 7.40 pm.  

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woensdag, maart 11, 2015

March 11.

Sometimes the nothingness of a location can result into an intriguing photograph. It’s all about the richness of the banal. Diemen, 9.55 am. 

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dinsdag, maart 10, 2015

March 10.

Building sites at night, they fascinate me. Watch the plane stripes in the dark sky, a plane taking a bend during 10 seconds exposure time. Diemen, 9.17 pm.

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maandag, maart 09, 2015

March 9.

When I looked out of the bedroom window this morning I saw the sky being covered with all kinds of plane stripes. Looked like a beautiful abstract painting. Diemen is only a few miles away from the national airport Schiphol. Diemen, 7.57 am.  

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zondag, maart 08, 2015

March 8.

Strange. This spot in my suburbian hometown is so artificial, that I sense about the same mixture of surrealism and poetry I felt yesterday at the Antwerp cemetery. Or was it only the exceptional weather, a very early spring. Diemen, 4.24 pm 

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March 7.

One of the things Martin and I often do is visiting the main cemetery in Antwerp. It is called Schoonselhof which means something like garden of beautiful things. There is a slightly alienating atmosphere, a mixture between poetry, surrealism and a whiff of sadness & eternity. Antwerpen, 1.30 pm.  

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March 6.

I find myself in the last carriage of the train to Antwerp, where I am going to visit a friend. I am rediscovering the square format. Moerdijkbrug, 11.27 am

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donderdag, maart 05, 2015

March 5.

There were just a few rays of sunlight in our bedroom this morming to make self portrait 340. Diemen, 8.19 am.

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woensdag, maart 04, 2015

March 4.

I love to watch small details in photographs, which just aren't right. Here the small red pole lies on a wrong spot. In this way it emphasizes the perfect banality of the picture. The perfect banal can be a very strong issue in photography. Something else: Marco (see february 25th ) and I had a little discussion about my photography. In the 1st place he called me a location photographer . He is right. Diemen, 12.09 am.

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dinsdag, maart 03, 2015

March 3.

Ever since I heard this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdF4DFjzCBI , I cannot pass a weeping willow without humming the song. But, for sure, they are beautiful trees, especially on a sunny day in March. Diemen, 4.52 pm.

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March 2.

There's only a slight difference between a real human being and some mannequins. Amsterdam, 1.06 pm.

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zondag, maart 01, 2015

March 1.

This photograph hangs on our wall as a souvenir of our cycle trip through Ireland. We are standing at the highest pass of the counry, about 450 meters above sealevel. Beautiful weather and a quick descent ahead of us. Where we took a wrong road to ride an extra 20 kilometers. Diemen, 10.50 am.

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zaterdag, februari 28, 2015

February 28.

I like this photograph. Firstly for its subject matter, the rectangular apartments, which makes a monotonous, not to say depressing impression in the background. This effect is emphasized by the dark heap of dark soil in the foreground. (which is actually the center of a new roundabout, in summer there will be grass growing on it I assume). Secondly The actual flatness of the picture. The proportion between the dark and light parts of the image is balanced in a way that it becomes very flat. 3 D seems to disappear. Thirdly the light. The sun disappearing behind a bunch of hazy clouds, so a very soft light source is at my back. Diemen, 4.23 pm.   

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vrijdag, februari 27, 2015

February 27.

This is a very quiet photograph of a very quiet afternoon in a very quiet suburb of Amsterdam. Diemen, 4.11 pm.

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February 26.

I had to kill some time at Utrecht Central Station, so I walked for a while around the shopping mall next to the station. I passed a traverse and looking through the windows at the underneath passing rush hour traffic I saw the beautiful combination of the red tail lights of the cars and the reflection of the shopping windows and the rushing people in the traverse. I love this magic, which becomes visible by the power of the one-eyed King, the photo camera. Utrecht, 6.50 pm.

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woensdag, februari 25, 2015

February 25.

Was in a small pub with friend & collegue Marco Middelkoop (the best flying photographer I know, see http://www.aerophoto-schiphol.nl/fotograaf.html . But also a very fine dance photographer! Most of all a very nice human being). Anyway I tried to shoot his portrait, but the light was very poor. Only blurry results. Then, during postprocessing, I decided for a triptych. Which exactly expresses what I thought & felt during our conversation. Amsterdam, 5.54 pm. 

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dinsdag, februari 24, 2015

February 24.

I was intrigued by the somewhat sinister look of the power plant behind the row of trees. This an example of the little bit romantic way of capturing the scenery of Diemen. Diemen, 3.16 pm.    

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maandag, februari 23, 2015

February 23.

The way I am capturing the scenery of Diemen, my suburbian hometown, is pending between a little bit romantic way and a more formal, more or less topographic way. This photograph is an example of the latter. I had the feeling that everything in this new dwelling quarter is designed in a very strict and rectangular way. Almost boring. Notice the color of the car parked near the dark house. Almost a perfect match in very severe colors. Diemen, 3.46 pm.    

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zondag, februari 22, 2015

February 22.

Selfportrait 337, made on the scanner, which of course is also a kind of camera. Wanted to make something creepy. Diemen, 3.35 pm.

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zaterdag, februari 21, 2015

February 21.

Sometimes it is quite interesting to notice how by some simple adjustments residents of an everyday dwelling can make something more personal out of their home. Just a yellow traffic sign will do. Diemen, 4.04 pm.

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vrijdag, februari 20, 2015

February 20.

In less than a month there will be elections for the 12 provincial parliaments. One cannot say it arouses great enthusiasm in the country. Diemen, 10.56 am.

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donderdag, februari 19, 2015

February 19.

When I saw this I had to think of a weeping lady. Diemen, 2.43 pm.

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woensdag, februari 18, 2015

February 18.

Many railroads form barriers through Diemen, my home suburb of Amsterdam. Diemen 4.31 pm.

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dinsdag, februari 17, 2015

February 17.

Went to the Rothko exhibition today with a friend. Overcrowded. To many spectators for paintings which I hesitate to consider as masterpieces. Anyway I went to the Sol Lewitt stairway, and I saw this zebra shirted lady watching her email on the Iphone. Coincidence? Den Haag, Gemeentemusuem (The Hague, Municipal Museum) 1.44 pm.

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