Anticipation

Back in 2005, whilst visiting India, I made these pictures, using a simple Canon PowershotS40.

In the first photo, this mother’s facial expression speaks of her anticipation of what the future might bring for her son.

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She was also very proud and happy. It was a very special moment for all of us, and I was grateful to register that moment with my camera.

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WP Photo Challenge: Anticipation

Relax

This my submission to this week’s Photo Challenge: Relax.

I shot with a Olympus MD using a macro lens 60mm (120mm) F. 2.8. No post processing. The sky was pink at twilight and the pols (used by fishermen to connect the nets), are reflecting the golden colors of sunset.

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Here is what was asked:

Life can be stressful. Work commitments, family trouble, financial obligations: the list goes on. And sometimes, it can all get a little too overwhelming.

That’s why it’s so important to make time to just relax. Whether through meditation, a quiet walk, a day at the beach, or whatever else, we all need to find a way to unwind, rest, and put ourselves at ease.

This week, share a photo that makes you feel as relaxed as a cat taking a peaceful nap on a pillowed bench.

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Nothing can be more relaxing than watching Nature’s beauty.

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From Morning to Evening Fog

This is a gallery of my unplanned day of shooting early and foggy morning in Amsterdam, and all the other places I have been today, whilst on the way to another city in Holland, called Hilversum.

The fog gave place to a beautiful sunny but cloudy day, and that gave me the chance to shoot amazing colours and reflections, pre and after sunset, before heading home.

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Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

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I went to London last Friday for a business meeting. I flew early in the morning, and took the tube to arrive timely at my destination. As I readied to read my business papers, I noticed a woman, who sat around 3 meters away from me. She seemed lost in her thoughts, or perhaps sad, or in disbelief.

I wished I had my camera with me to register a profound expression of human emotion. All I had at hand was my work phone, a Samsung 6. On my way back home later in the evening, I read that WP this week’s Photo Challenge is Nostalgia, and knew immediately which image I had to post.

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City Frames

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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