Awaiting renovation • Thursday Doors

Awaiting renovation • Thursday doors

Awaiting renovation is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors hosted by Norm Frampton.

Awaiting renovation • Thursday doors
Awaiting renovation

This door was awaiting renovation. I’m happy to say that the tenant decided to paint it red again. My favourite colour when it comes to this kind of doors belonging to one of the majestic houses in The Hague.

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Three Line Tales • Denial

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Three Line Tales • Denial What a tantalizing photo choice by Sonya for Week One Hundred and Ninety-nine of Three Line Tales.

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photo by Jakob Owens via Unsplash

Three Line Tales • Denial

Me: ‘Daddy, you and your whole generation knew this was going to happen.’

Father: ‘Just keep on swimming Little John. You can tell him yourself. We’ll be with him soon.’

Me: ‘But I hate to go. Uncle Donald and you will just keep on spouting more nonsense that this has nothing to do with global warming.’

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Stacks • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Here’s my entry for this week’s Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge on ‘Stacks. This photo is of a typical Dutch scene. Stacks of abandoned bicycles waiting for their ‘deportation’ to the scrapyard.

Stacks of bicycles

I have written a brief post earlier on this phenomena of the Dutch just seeming to ‘forget’ that they have parked a bicycle on the street.

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Red • Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Red • Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Red • Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Stones against red. Red • Cee's Fun Foto Challenge
Stones against red bench

Picture was taken in the Japanese Garden section of the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden, The Netherlands. Since I did not bring my Leica, I had to shoot this with my iPhone XR. Highlighted the colour red a bit in the Apple Photos and Adobe Lightroom apps.

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Fantasy • Tuesday Photo Challenge

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Fantasy • Tuesday Photo Challenge is Dutch goes the Photo latest challenge. It reads: ‘Your challenge is to use the theme of Fantasy and take it into your choice of creative directions; be it an image of your fantasy location, a fantasy that is in your mind, or whatever speaks fantasy to you! Have fun with this and let your thoughts and lenses go into the land of fantasy!’

Call that a challenge… I’m just trying post-production techniques and don’t even dare to touch Photoshop yet. I hardly even think about contemplating applications like Luminar.

Fantasy atomic winter for TPC
Atomic winter

This photo was taken in the forests near Wassenaar. For some reason dead trees and wood aren’t cleared any longer and left to rot where it stands or falls. Which can lead to some eerie views. These dead trees against a pale blue winter-ish sky were too good to just pass by. Took this photo, which my daughter immediately dubbed as ‘Atomic Winter’, with an iPhone XR. Did more or less extensive work on it just using the Apple Photo app and Adobe’s Lightroom.

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Waiting • Lens-Artists Challenge #72

Is that bloody train finally coming?

WaitingLens-Artists Challenge #72

Waiting • Lens-Artists Challenge #72
Waiting • Photo by Michael Wolf

Japanese commuters, whether it’s by metro, bus, train etc. all share this one burning question when waiting for their means of transport to arrive during rush hour. When will we – in heaven’s name – finally arrive?

Monday rush-hour 2 by David Wolf
The dreaded waiting • Photo by Michael Wolf

These 2 photos are photos of photos by Michael Wolf taken during an exhibition – Life in Cities – in the Hague. It perfectly captures the experience most Japanese – and gai-jin’s for that matter – must endure when traveling by subway in the notorious rush-hour.

Paradoxically, waiting to arrive more often than not is worse than waiting to depart!

Is that bloody train finally coming?
Waiting • Is that bloody train finally coming?

I rather walked or biked the journey to the office and back in the time that I worked there. And when the weather was bad – hot, humid and rainy as in most of the summer- I indulged myself and took a $20 cab. Anything better than to wait in a smelly, humid and packed metro to finally arrive.

Parts of this post were previously written for J.I. Roger’s Six-Word Story Challenge – “Waiting” and the Monday Window Challenge by Ludwig Keck– “Monday rush-hour”.

Monday rush-hour • Monday Window – Nov. 18, 2019

Monday rush-hour 2 by David Wolf

Monday rush-hourMonday Window – Nov. 18, 2019 is my entry in this challenge.

Monday rush-hour in Japanese subway

This is a photo of a photo by Michael Wolf taken during an exhibition – Life in Cities – in the Hague. It perfectly captures the experience most Japanese – and gai-jin’s for that matter – must endure when traveling by subway in the notorious Monday rush-hour.

Monday rush-hour 2 by David Wolf
Monday rush-hour • Monday Window

If you think you’re relatively safe from the madness if you’re so ‘lucky’ to have captured a window seat – think again! David Wolf’s exhibition certainly brought back lots of memories. Not all of them were good ones…

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