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Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

14: Nature’s Sonnet

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Life of a Tree

As a tree admires her beauty by looking into her own reflection
Water flows gently beneath and carries along her mirror image
Birds singing from the canopy come down to see the spectacle
A moment in time connects the tree to her own past lifetime
Once she stood firmly and proud on the banks of the forest creek
She was a home and shelter to many animals who befriended her
Her roots went all the way down deep below the water level
The crown on her head was majestic full of the greenest leaves
Years went by as she grew and grew with many seasons passing
She saw humans dramatically change the landscape around her
But the forest was left untouched and remained a peaceful sanctuary
With her birth ground safe she started giving in to gravity
Letting go of her connection to both the air and the ground below
Her the faithful task was to become a bridge between life and death

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Lake Dreams – can you help me out?

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Last year i entered this photo into a local photo contest and to my surprise this photo was one of the three winners. And a few days ago i received a message that the organization behind that contest had entered my photo in yet another contest. So i thanked them and suggested they should share the photo on social media, since the most votes get awarded.

So i thought it would be fun to get some international votes for the photograph too ๐Ÿ™‚
I would be very glad if you are willing to vote for this photo in the contest, let’s see if i have a chance. You may have to search for my photo, should be on the first page, but not sure as other entries might be added. You should click on ‘STEM’ (which is Dutch for VOTE)
Link to contest

ps. If you don’t want a newsletter, don’t forget to tick off the newsletter when you cast your vote. Or perhaps you want to learn some Dutch, then it’s ok ๐Ÿ˜›

And in the mean time, enjoy the scenery just as the Germans on the photo and me behind the lens did ๐Ÿ™‚

Sci Fi Fun

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Cloud Fantasies

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Yesterday i saw these great clouds across the street above the newly build building.. took a few shots and made a few edits.. im curious as to which one you like the best ๐Ÿ™‚

Travel – a Monochromed Madness Theme

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This week is the first of the month, so it means that at Leanne Cole there is a themed Monochrome Madness. This month’s theme is Travel. For the image i choose, i didn’t choose to go through all my travel photos to pick the one i liked the most. Instead, i intuitively choose this picture i took a little over a week ago at the coast in Zeeland (a province in the south-west of the Netherlands, close to the sea as it’s name translates to Sea land). It’s one of my former roommates walking through the wet sand on our stroll on the beach. I personally like the simplicity of it. Not difficult to see what the image is about and yet the reflection creates a subtle extra dimension. Walking is such a wonderful way to travel. Just go where the legs will bring you

And as an extra i’d like to show the original colored version too, think the sand looks great in colors ๐Ÿ™‚
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Autumn

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As the leaves fall, colors change in the forest
The trees will soon be empty of foliage
Quietly nature awaits the cold times ahead
Stillness fills the air like a grand orchestra

The harbor of Hellevloetsluis

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Visited the town of Hellevloetsluis for a weekend off with my former roommates from college time. And as i knew we were going to be close to the sea, the camera went along. Here are a few shots from the two sunsets weยดve seen during the weekend.