Lens-Artists Challenge #104 • Summer

Summer at the Beach • Lens-Artists Challenge

Lens-Artists Challenge #104 • Summer

Amy is this week’s host, and her challenge is to capture Summer.

'Summertime and the livin' is easy 
...
One of these mornings 
You're goin' to rise up singing'

DUBOSE HEYWARD, GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN
Summer at the Beach • Lens-Artists Challenge
Summer at the Beach • Lens-Artists Challenge

This photo sums up this season in Holland. While the sun might be shining (occasionally), the beaches are mostly deserted. It’s rather chilly out there, and the Covid-19 scare still is sort of omnipresent

On a positive note though, the light does make for some spectacular photography.

Were it not for shadows • Mr. Candy • Scheveningen Boulevard
Dusk at the boulevard

Anyways, not be a grumpy old man, most of these mornings I sort of ‘rise up singing’ kind of mood.

So far for this entry in the Lens-Artists Challenge #104.

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Monday Window 6 July • Greenhouse Window

Greenhouse Window • Monday Window

From my archives. Greenhouse Window as my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window 6 July.

Greenhouse Window • Monday Window
Greenhouse Window • Monday Window

Took this photo of one of the greenhouses in the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden, the Netherlands.

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SquarePerspectives #6 • Italian Alley Perspective

SquarePerspectives #6 • Italian Alley Perspective

SquarePerspectives #6 • Italian Alley Perspective

This is as close to a geometric perspective shot I could find for Becky’s SquarePerspectives #6.

SquarePerspectives #6 • Italian Alley Perspective
SquarePerspectives #6 • Italian Alley Perspective

An oldie from my archives, I shot this one somewhere in Italy in 2007.

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Song Lyric Sunday 5 July • Good Vibrations

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Song Lyric Sunday 5 July • Good Vibrations. This week, Jim Adam’s prompt is Best/Better/Good/Great.

A brilliant song by Brian Wilson (music) and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.

Here are the lyrics:

I, I love the colorful clothes she wears 
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair 
I hear the sound of a gentle word 
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air 

I'm pickin' up good vibrations 
She's giving me excitations 
I'm pickin' up good vibrations (oom bop, bop, good vibrations) 
She's giving me excitations (oom bop, bop, excitations) 
Good good good good vibrations (oom bop, bop) 
She's giving me excitations (oom bop, bop, excitations) 
Good good good good vibrations (oom bop, bop) 
She's giving me excitations (oom bop, bop, excitations) 

Close my eyes 
She's somehow closer now 
Softly smile, I know she must be kind 
When I look in her eyes 
She goes with me to a blossom world
 
I'm pickin' up good vibrations 
She's giving me excitations 
I'm pickin' up good vibrations (oom bop, bop, good vibrations) 
She's giving me excitations (oom bop, bop, excitations) 
Good good good good vibrations (oom bop, bop) 
She's giving me excitations (oom bop, bop, excitations) 
Good good good good vibrations (oom bop, bop) 
She's giving me excitations (oom bop, bop, excitations) 

(Ah) 
(Ah my my what elation) 
I don't know where but she sends me there 
(Ah my, my, what a sensation) 
(Ah my, my, what elations) 
(Ah my, my, what) 

Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations 
A happenin' with her 
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations 
A happenin' with her 
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations 
A happenin' 

Ah 
Good good good good vibrations (oom bop, bop) 
She's giving me excitations (oom bop, bop, excitations) 
Good good good good vibrations (oom bop, bop) 

She's na, na 
Na, na, na, na, na 
Na, na, na 
Na, na, na, na, na 
Na, na, na 

Do, do, do, do, do 
Do, do, do 
Do, do, do, do, do 
Do, do, do

And here’s a blurb about its origin…

“Good Vibrations” is a song composed by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys, of which both were members. Released on October 10, 1966, the single was an immediate critical and commercial hit, topping record charts in several countries including the US and UK. Characterized by its complex soundscapes, episodic structure and subversions of pop music formula, it was the costliest single ever recorded at the time of its release. “Good Vibrations” later became widely acclaimed as one of the finest and most important works of the rock era. Also produced by Wilson, the title derived from his fascination with cosmic vibrations, as his mother would tell him as a child that dogs sometimes bark at people in response to their “bad vibrations”. He used the concept to suggest extrasensory perception, while Love’s lyrics were inspired by the nascent Flower Power movement. It was written as it was recorded and in a similar fashion to other compositions from Wilson’s Smile period. The song was issued as a standalone single backed with the Pet Sounds instrumental “Let’s Go Away for Awhile”. “Good Vibrations” was to be included on Smile before the project’s collapse and instead appeared on the substitute LP Smiley Smile (1967).

(source: https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/2226881/Brian+Wilson/Good+Vibrations)

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SquarePerspectives #5 • Turkish Washroom Perspective

SquarePerspectives #5 • Turkish Washroom Perspective

SquarePerspectives #5 • Turkish Washroom Perspective

A rather classic perspective shot for Becky’s SquarePerspectives #5.

SquarePerspectives #5 • Turkish Washroom Perspective
SquarePerspectives #5 • Turkish Washroom Perspective

The washroom facility of a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey where men have to wash their feet before entering the mosque.

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Pull Up A Seat #27 • ‘Forced Uniformity…’

Pull Up A Seat #27

Pull Up A Seat #27 • ‘Forced Uniformity…’. For XingFu Mama’s challenge.

Pull Up A Seat #27
Pull Up A Seat #27

This type of bench is butt-ugly but rather common in, not just the Hague, but the whole of the Netherlands. The semi-comfortable design, it’s sturdiness and the fact its price will be relatively low cause its popularity among the civil servant community.

The graffiti reads ‘forced uniformity upon the unique masses. B.’

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SquarePerspectives #3 • A Mercedes Racing Perspective

SquarePerspectives #3• Mercedes Racing Perspective

SquarePerspectives #3 • A Mercedes Racing Perspective

For Becky’s SquarePerspectives.

SquarePerspectives #3• Mercedes Racing Perspective
SquarePerspectives #3• Mercedes Racing Perspective

The collection of Mercedes race cars at the Louwman Museum. All the way in the back the famous Gullwing’s open doors are visible.

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