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2004-09-29
235. Yorkshire, England, summer 2004.



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235. Light like this always enhances the colour green, in the background the blooming heather.
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Guestlink:
The well-ordened photosite of Guy Gagnon. You don't very often see good photographers on Internet calling themselves "photographe amateur" The opposite is more common:
http://www.guygagnon.com/



2004-09-27
234. Yorkshire, England, summer 2004.



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234. This cloud looked like a dancing dervish.
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Guestlink:
Very informative site for people who like travelling and photography, a site to visit more often:
http://www.hansrossel.com


2004-09-25
233. Yorkshire, England, summer 2004.



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233. "Trees nr. 37"
Just like in the previous picture all the colours are gone from the landscape.
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Guestlink:
http://www.focusgallery.nl/


2004-09-23
232. Yorkshire, England, summer 1996.



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232. Even weather like this holds its charm for photography.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Guestlink:
http://www.davidshrigley.com



2004-09-21
231. Scotland, summer 2004.



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231. During a walk in the mountains I had taken a series of photographs of these clouds. Actually they are clouds and windblown exhaust fumes of jet airplanes. After a while I saw this rock. I chose this picture for the site because of its dynamics. It looks like a meteorite that came in from the left and created a dust cloud upwards and to the right. Fortunately it was not a meteorite otherwise there would have been a huge crater with my remains at the bottom.
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Guestlink:
A site with 100 Dutch graphic artists
http://www.artilijst.nl/Grafikunst.htm




2004-09-19
230. Scotland, summer 2004.



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230. I took this picture because I was struck by the lines of the landscape and the cloud. If the cloud would sink it would fit in the valley and the mountains in the background are the same form as the cloud but upside down.
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http://www.michael-ploetz.de/


2004-09-17
229. Scotland, summer 2004.



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229. A skull of one of our distant ancestors? It looks like his last meal was spinach, so I named him Popeye. It could be a woman too, in that case I name her Lucy (the missing link)
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Guestlink:
Michael Kneib's site is a must:
http://www.mxfiles.kneib.biz



2004-09-15
228. Scotland, summer 2004.



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228. Erosion can cause the strangest shapes. This looks like the skull of an archeopteryx.
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Guestlink:
Photography by Jurjen Drenth, one of the best contemporary landscape photographers in the Netherlands:
http://www.jurjendrenth.nl/
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Trompe-l'oeils on buildings in Toronto (Canada)
http://www.boldts.net/Tor-Murality.shtml
From 1970-1973 I Lived in Toronto (Canada)
The city seems to have improved a lot since I left.
It's time for a re-visit I think.



2004-09-13
227. Scotland, summer 2004.



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227. Taken in the same river as the previous picture.
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A site with work by Dutch photographers:
http://www.fotonetwerk.nl/




2004-09-11
226. Scotland, summer 2004.



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226. I'm always fascinated by erosion caused by water and the resulting forms. One wonders how many centuries it took to make shapes like this. I don't have any idea how fast stone erodes under the influence of water. But just imagine the rock diminishes with 1/10 of a mm every year. That's hardly visible with the naked eye. It still adds up to 2 dm in 2000 years. The age of rocks is usually measured in millions of years, so 2000 years is very short.
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Guestlink:
Interesting and multifaceted photography by Leendert Jan Bergwerff, a well-organized site:
http://www.eljee.nl/




2004-09-09
225. Ireland, 1990.



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225. The solution to the problem in picture nr. 224. The shadows in the previous picture are parallel in reality. Itís the working of perspective, exaggerated by the use of a wide angle lens. In picture 223 they look almost parallel. The verges of the road are also parallel but still it looks like the road is getting narrower. The trees are also roughly the same size. In today's photograph we see the same phenomenon. The rays seem to diverge but in reality they are parallel. The hole in the clouds is much further away than the point where the rays meet the earth.
The next joke illustrates the whole problem in one sentence:
As the stoker said to the engine driver: "STOP the train, the tracks are getting narrower"
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Guestlink:
Etchings by Wim van der Meij:
http://www.wimvandermeij.nl/


2004-09-07
224. Province of Groningen, the Netherlands, August 2004.



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224. The previous photograph shows a road in northerly direction. This picture was taken at about the same time towards the west. This is the road I had to cycle to secondary school every day (18km) This was also roughly the view from our living room.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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The sun is at an enormous distance from the earth, so its rays reach the earth parallel to each other. Why then are the shadows in this picture not parallel. It looks as if the sun hangs in the sky not far behind the trees.
The solution to this apparent problem can be seen under picture nr. 225.
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Guestlink:
http://www.ericmeola.com





2004-09-05
223. Province of Groningen, the Netherlands, August 2004.



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223. Picture taken in front of the farm where I was born. I had to cycle this road every day to elementary school come rain or shine, in summer and winter. The province of Groningen can be very beautiful with the right light. In autumn it's more suitable for black and white photography.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Guestlink:
I really like Pete Turner's photography, beautiful compositions and interesting use of colour:
http://www.peteturner.com/




2004-09-03
222. Hilversum, the Netherlands, August 2004.



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222. "Trees nr. 36"
During our trip to Scotland it was still too early for blooming heath, but fortunately we have them now around the place where we live.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Guestlink:
Dry-point technique by Marjan Smit:
http://www.artlease.nl/cgi-bin/iog63?f=H&p=MSM
http://www.artplein-spui.nl/marjansmit.html
http://www.inktdelft.nl/exposanten/expo_marjan_smit.htm


2004-09-01
221. Scotland, summer 2004.



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221. The evening sun shines on a loch.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Last night we watched a documentary on the BBC about Campbelltown in Kintyre on Scotland's westcoast. We were there this summer, beautiful scenery. The documentary was about expectations for the future for young people, it didn't look very well. You don't notice that as a tourist.
The fishing business was not like it used to be. A fisherman renamed his boat: "Olympic Fire" "Because it never goes out"
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Guestlink:
http://www.dvortcsak.com/