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2004-10-29
250. Tokyo, Japan, October 2004.



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250. (Photograph by: Keiko Bakker- Kojima)
Tokyo Station, the busiest one of the dozens of stations in this mega city.
Keiko returned home last Sunday after a 2 weeks visit to Japan. She had to endure a typhoon and an earthquake. Fortunately she was in a reasonably safe place both times. This train is the model Nozomi (Wish) of the super fast Shinkansen (New Trunkline) It takes 2 hours 18 minutes for the 514 km. between Tokyo and Kyoto. It leaves every 10 minutes and it's always full.
For more information on the Shinkansen go to this site:
http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~dajf/byunbyun/
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Guestlink:
The water colours by Howard Carlisle really catch the feeling of the British countryside in bad weather:
http://www.howardcarlisle.co.uk/


2004-03-06
141. Japan, summer 1991.



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141. "People nr. 8"
While waiting for the train I walked across the bridge that connects the platforms. I was struck by the lines of the station and the colours in the rucksack and clothing, the colours repeat themselves in the building. I on purpose positioned the left rail parallel to the left side of the frame to get an alienating effect.
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I like the graphic style of the Belgian photographer John Braeckmans very much. His use of colour and feeling for composition is exceptional:
http://www.braeckmans.com/



2004-03-04
140. Japan, summer 1991.



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140. "People nr. 7"
Three women, three hats, three baskets, three poles and three trees. The hats, baskets, the tops of the poles and the round stones in the foreground are round forms that are repeating themselves in this photograph.
In this Japanese park it is strictly forbidden to walk on the moss. The maintenance is done by women wearing soft slippers in order not to damage the moss.
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The work of the Dutch paintress Hélène Terlien goes under the header Magical Realism. I like it very much:
http://heleneterlien.exto.nl/
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Magical Realism is also possible in photography:
http://www.iks-foto.com/



2004-03-02
139. Japan, summer 1991.



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139. "People nr. 6"
From some visitors I got the comment that there are hardly ever people in my pictures. That was the case up till now. It's going to change. The new series is called "People" The first photographs with this theme you can find in ARCHIVES under de nrs. 6, 64, 93, 94, 98.
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The rice-fields in Japan are mechanically planted, but afterwards the bad plants and the weeds are removed by hand. In the basket on the woman's back there are extra plants. She puts them in by hand in the empty spots.
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One of the best people-photographers is the Englishman Martin Parr. His pictures look sometimes like snapshots at first sight, but they certainly are not. He goes very close to his subject and takes surprising photographs, and surprising I mean in both senses. He gives a striking view of often very common subjects:
http://www.martinparr.com/


2004-02-29
138. Japan, summer1991.



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138. "Trees nr. 34" and "Green with Red nr. 4"
The Japanese maple has beautifully coloured leaves.
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Pay a visit to the different reality of the Dutch painter Peter van Oostzanen:
http://www.vanoostzanen.com




2004-02-27
137. Japan, summer 1991.



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137. "Trees nr. 33"
The radiating blue between the trees is not the sky but the wall of a shed.
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Follow this link for the impressive photography of the Dutch photographer Alex Sievers:
http://www.sievers.nl/


2004-02-25
136. Narita, Japan, summer 1991.



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136. "Bomen nr. 32"
A tree and plant nursery.
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http://www.fotogregoir.dds.nl/index.html






2004-02-23
135. Japan, summer 1991.



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135. "Trees nr. 31"
When I took this picture I was standing at the edge of a cliff. The photograph was taken while looking almost straight down. The tree once grew here, but apparently gave up.
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The work of the English artist Allan Stephenson has beautiful light and pleasing compositions:
http://www.allanstephenson.com




2004-02-21
134. Japan, summer 1991.



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134. "Trees nr. 30"
They were constructing a new road through a trench in a hill. The colours of the earth form a nice contrast with the blue sky.
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On this site you will find the pen drawings of Dave Marsh:
http://www.dave-marsh.co.uk/




2003-10-14
66. Northern Honshu, Japan, 1991.



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66. "Boats nr. 6"
The end of a busy day in a Japanese park.
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On http://www.rutoed.com/start you can find the work of the Austrian photographer Robert Rutöd. He implements the conception of ZenSeeing in a very different way.