Sakura, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Holland

This post goes in response to my friend @desleyjane – Seven Days of Nature challenge. During Sakura, or the so-called Cherry Blossom Festival, the Japanese celebrate the arrival of spring. It is tradition to picnic with family and friends under the blossoming cherry trees. The cherry blossom represents a new beginning, but at the same time refers […]

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Exquisite Tulips

This post goes in response to my friend @desleyjane – Seven Days of Nature challenge. This is day four to share seven nature shots over seven days and nominate a new person each day. Visit Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist, Desley’s blog, to enjoy her superb macro shots. Peerless. I will nominate Anna @ Una Vista di San Fermo.  Please, […]

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Available Light: Fog in Schiermonnikoog

This is yet again a gallery of photos from my visit to the island of Schiermonnikoog in the north of The Netherlands. I had already shared some before, but selected these especially for my friend  Nalinki, the host of the feature ‘Available Light’, which theme is fog. You will see photos of the village at […]

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From Every Angle

This is my entry for this week’s WP Photo Challenge: From Every Angle. Photos made with an iphone5 of the bridge (Muiderspoorbrug) for train and pedestrian’s  at Amsterdam Rhine Canal.  Edited with Silver Efex Pro2 (high structure and contrast).

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice

It is summer and I am enjoying every opportunity to ride my race bike. It is about enjoying endurance sports and relaxation, as contradictory as it seems, because I choose scenic destinations along the water or through the farm fields, close to Mother Nature, as it is extremely relaxing. And for that my choice for today’s […]

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White

Every Monday I submit entries to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge. I have just visited her blog and saw beautiful monochrome images of New York. Her description of ‘The City’ is fantastic and brought back memories of the metropolises I have visited or lived before. Having lived in cities with over 3-20 million inhabitants, and […]

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Virtual Bike Ride with Jo and Paula

I could not join Jo’s Monday Walk in the city of Norwich, so I am going to take Jo, Cardinal from Cardinal Guzman and Paula from Lost in Translation, on a bike ride through the Dutch country side. I have been unsuccessfully trying to convince them to join me, but except for Cardinal, they are not keen to go by bike. I am sure […]

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