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Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

Horrific Fun

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water-face

Today i’d like to share a bit more about this image. But not to spoil the fun about the making off, you’ll have to click ‘continue reading’. So perhaps first look for a while and then read on if you’re interested

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I see a color and i want to paint it red

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winterswijk-klein

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

Moving Sunset

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Ernstig bewerkt

I was in the mood today for some editing. This image is totally different from the original. In the front were some trees standing and on the right there was a bit of reflection from the window of the train i was traveling in while making this image. So i played with the image, added blur and changed quite a few settings before i realized the original image was almost gone. Only in the middle there still remains a part of the original image. As the train was moving, the trees began to blur. This was the part which helped me to start this small project. Very abstract and dark, but i think it looks pretty cool πŸ™‚

Amsterdam Central

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Amsterdam Centraal

Played a bit with an old image. Inspired by many photographers i see on a Dutch photo website, i tried to create a special industrial look. The sky was a bit of a nightmare with all the overexposed spots, so instead i just removed the sky and replaced it by a grey color and added a bit of noise. Very much fun to do cause it’s so different compared to how i would normally edit an image.

The Eye

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Het oog

For the best view, see it large!

This image is the result of playing around with a photograph of a rainbow. At times i have a creative mood in which i start with an image and use the photo software to create something entirely different, most of the time fictitious and abstract. But it also resembles something of me and the creative process.

Now that i wrote that last sentence, i realize this also goes for this image. Life can be bright and colorful, if i am able to look and see it with my own eyes. If i block the view, life turns dark. But as the eye shows, its always up to me to take a look. Life is there, i just have to open my eye to experience it.

And to go one step further, i like to see the world not as different from me, but as one interdependent whole in which everything is interconnected. Nothing exists by itself, and yet nothing is entirely separate. All is contained within the whole.

All is well, even if nothing is well. And so i embrace the darkness and see it as the light of my own being…


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Smartphun

Yesterday i was at the childrens farm. I decided not to take my Canon Eos with me, since i wanted to relax a bit and focus on the voluntary work instead of only taking pictures. But as i made my round through the place, i noticed a few nice spots and so i got out the smartphone to have a bit of smartphun. When i came home i knew i wanted to give all these images a little extra, just for the fun of it. Seeing Bob Ross the other week sure did help in the exploration lol. My personal favorite is the sketchy image of willows with oak leaves in the front. I should actually practice painting, since these kind of landscapes are amazing to paint (i imagine lol). Below this image are a few more pictures i took and edited. All together i spend about 20 minutes photographing and for the rest of the time i enjoyed petting and feeding the animals and the childrens farm. Always nice to be there, it always cheers me up πŸ™‚

Willows portrayed in a bit of a sketchy way

Fierce Fire – 911

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As i posted yesterday’s post, i suddenly had an insight how to enhance the effect of the flowers by changing the colors of the background to a firelike red color. So i like to show this one too, if you want to compare check yesterday’s post Flowered Fire-Cat.

A bit double, but i like the result so i thought i should share it here πŸ™‚ And this happens to be post 911 lol. Bring in the fire brigade!

Abstract Sky

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When i tried to straighten a photograph from the Rotterdam series, this is what Lightroom thought was straight.. I’ll post the photo i used for this one soon!
And this result is actually quite surprising and good πŸ™‚