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Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

Lebuinis art

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Made an arty version of the organ at the Lebuinis church in Deventer, the Netherlands

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Church on the Hill

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Found this digital painting while i was looking through the archive. It’s an edited image of the ‘Bergkerk’ (Mountain Church) in Deventer. But as we don’t know real mountains in the Netherlands, i’ve dubbed this the Church on the Hill 🙂

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Wish you all a lovely weekend!

Digitally Painting Deventer

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After seeing Mitza’s beautiful painting i couldn’t resist creating some ‘drawings’ myself, while using phtoos of the city of Deventer only.
Tried a lot of different layers and effects, which was fun to do. It is incredible how sophisticated today’s software is.. i wish you all an inspiring and creative weekend!

Made by Mitza

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Some of you might wonder, why I chose these words for my post. It’s very simple: for me to draw or not to draw is nearly the same like to be or not to be. Being born highly sensitive life doesn’t always have bright sides to look at but on the other hand highly sensitive […]

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Honored to have a photo of mine drawn by Mitza.. check out her beautiful work!

The Bell Tower

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[..], as one of the best expert on Medieval architecture of Dalmatia, T.G. Jackson was hired to complete the construction of the bell tower of the Romanesque cathedral of St Anastasia in Zadar. The bell tower was finished in December 1893, and it is his only architectural work in Croatia. Otherwise, ground floor and first floor of the bell tower were built in 1452 (during Archbishop Vallaresso), while the upper floors were built from 1890 to 1894 by English architect and art historian Sir Thomas Graham Jackson, based on the model of the bell tower of the cathedral in Rab.[..]

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Bergkerk (Mountain Church)

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This church called Bergkerk in Dutch (in English it would be Mountain Church) and can be found in the Hanze city of Deventer. The light was beautiful yesterday, so i took a few pictures to capture this 🙂

Made for Mitza

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As my dear blogging friend wrote in one of her comments, she preferred to see the picture of my hometown in color. So why not post them right away? Hope you like em 🙂

The Village Centre

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This time right on time for the coming Monochrome Madness at Leanne Cole’s site. Choose an image i took this weekend from the Jacobus Church in the centre of the town where i live. This part of the town is very pretty with old houses, a lovely park in the front and the church towering the landscape.

I see a color and i want to paint it red

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Had a bit of photoshop fun this afternoon while editing some of the shots i took yesterday of the skyline of my hometown. At first i was trying to make the sky a little less blue but after a while i found myself playing around with the trees and the grass. Used Nik Color Efex Pro to create this. It really is a lovely program and it’s freely available!

Wish you all a lovely weekend

Walburgis church

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Walburgiskerk interieur

The interior of the Walburgischurch in Zutphen, with the Organ in the back

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World Press Photo Zutphen @ Walburgischurch

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Banner on the side of the Walburgischurch

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The organ of the Walburgischurch

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Looking through the Walburgischurch towards the Organ

 

This beautiful church called the Walburgischurch is the perfect setting for having the World Press Photo 2016. Today i visit the exhibition and there were quite some astounding pictures. Also lots of shocking pictures, and some very fine quality natural beauty. Highlight for me was the Kids Rights exhibition where ‘the Youngsters’ were presented to the audience. One of them is Malala. The Kids Rights have their own version of the Nobel Peace Price called the International Children’s Peace Prize and its heartwarming to read about kids in difficult situation finding inspiration and starting to do something which causes a change.

As i was looking at the photos i also noticed the beauty of the place. In the gallery you can find a few images of the inside and outside of the location. The inside is the middle part of the church, the ship it’s called i believe. The outside was something i came up with while editing the HDR and i think it turned out quite alright 🙂

Wish you a lovely week

 

The home of Nikola Tesla

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The great inventor Nikola Tesla was born in present day Croatia in the town of Smiljan. His father was a priest for the local church. This church was rebuild and the family house stands there too. In front of both buildings is a statue of the inventor. Really a wonderful museum to visit, with lots of nice quotes by Tesla and some of the early inventions. The documentary on Nikola Tesla was both fascinating and alienating, as it showed some of the strange visionary flashes of light from which Nikola Tesla was suffering. He eventually learned to live with them. If you happen to be close by, please consider visiting this small museum. So many of his inventions have found their way into our homes. Why not visit the home where it all started? 🙂