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Still posting for WordPress photochallenge: Frame

  1. Framing Porto, Portugal

2. Framing Paris

3. Framing Dachau (concentration camp), Germany

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4. Framing Vienna, Austria

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5. Framing Amsterdam, of course

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Frames 

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This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Frame.

I selected a few old and new shots to interpret it.

The photos above were taken along the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal. I was experimenting with long exposure. The first shot frames nature, whilst the second, frames…the bike frame and the biker.

And here is also a play with shadows and bike frames.  Yes, I know, Amsterdam and bikes…the usual.

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The one below was taken at the rear side of Amsterdam’s central station, overlooking the water.

And to keep true to the cliche, let me finish with a typical Dutch image of its house’s in small villages.

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Morning, Desley…Congratulations! 

Happy Birthday to my bestie Desley from Musings from a frequent flying scientist! And to celebrate, I am sending to her in Australia, my morning photos of a city she loves. She has visited these canals last year and I know she would have loved to click these reflections.

Wishing you lots of happiness, health, love and many happy returns! And of course wishing that you come back soon for many more stunning clicks!

Cheers to you! Hip hip hurray!

Lots of love from your friends in Amsterdam,

Lucile and Durk

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Morning for WP Photo Challenge.

Candid

It has been a while since I shot some candid portraits and I do miss doing it. I hadn’t yet though, shared this one from October last year. Of course you can notice that this elegant woman is not dressed for European summer. Even if summer in Amsterdam today meant a max temperature of 21C .

And there she is.  She wasn’t alone but focused on a conversation with another woman. A friend, a relative. Who knows. The cigarette was not ever lit but part of the scene. I waited patiently until she stopped talking and moving her face. And then she paused. Click.

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Double Rainbow 

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There are days when one is just not enough. Yesterday was such a day. 

When appreciating a nice summery day with family, all of a sudden a shower spoiled the fun. Until moments later, when this double rainbow appeared. To call it remarkable would be an understatement.