Silent Sunday 22

Portrait of Helma – the girl in the green dress Inspirited by Vermeer’s ‘Girl in the blue dress’ Nikon D750 – Sigma 24-105mm f4- F5.6 – 1/125

Silent Sunday 21

Portrait of Eveline Nikon D750 – Nikkor 35mm 1.8 – F5.6 – 1/125 – Prophoto studio flash

Weekly photo challenge – Surprise

Surprise “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected…

Thursday Doors – Public lavatory

Public Lavatory Two white doors in an orange lavatory. Typical Dutch. Thursday Doors is a post series run by Norm Frampton. If you like interesting doors, visit his site and check out what people are sharing today. Thursday Doors April 13th Save Save

Monochrome Monday – 36 – Waalsdorpervlakte

Remember those who gave their lives for our freedom “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” –Joseph Rodman Drake The Waalsdorpervlakte is an open place in the dune area “Meijendel” (The Hague, the Netherlands), where over 250 members of the…

Weekly photo challenge – A Good Match

Four Trees in the snow “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll Four trees in snow.  Black…

Weekly photo challenge – Shadow

Shadow “To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.” ― Ansel Adams Weekly photo challenge – Shadow Save Save

Weekly photo challenge – Solitude

Solitude Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.  ― Jodi Picoult Peter Lindbergh exhibition / Kunsthal Rotterdam Weekly photo challenge – Solitude Save…

Weekly photo challenge – Ambience

Space Oddity This is Ground Control to Major Tom You’ve really made the grade And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare “This is Major Tom to Ground Control I’m stepping through the door And I’m floating in a most peculiar way And…

Silent Sunday 18 – Seagull

De aarde danst op haar wolken De aarde danst op haar wolken met het geroezemoes van de middenstand Ultragolven bereiken mij niet meer ook niet die van het erbarmen. Kan een gedicht denken? In welke zin? De aarde is er voor het koesteren van klei, voor het boetseren van gedachten Kijk in mijn ogen! Blijf…

Weekly photo challenge – Names

Dem Deutschen Volke “An Tagen wie diese Wünscht man sich Unendlichkeit An Tagen wie diese Haben wir noch ewig Zeit. In dieser Nacht der Nächte, Die uns so viel verspricht. Erleben wir das Beste Kein Ende ist in Sicht. Erleben wir das Beste Und kein Ende in Sicht Kein Ende in Sichtier” Die Toten Hosen…

Thursday Doors – Brandenburger Tor

Tor or gate? This is a door.  One of the most famous doors in the World. But is it a door? The Branderburger Tor is a gate of course. But who cares? Germans don’t have humor. They say so themselve 🙂 So for this occasion the Brandenburger Tor is nothing more than a oversized door….

Monochrome Monday – 32

Holstein cow Holstein Friesians (often shortened to Holsteins in North America, while the term Headers is often used in Europe) are a breed of dairy cattle originating from the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and what is now Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany. They are known as the world’s highest-production dairy animals. The Geef…

Weekly photo challenge – Resilient

Resilient “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has…

Alles blijft – Gerrit Komrij

Daar stond een muur die ik heb aangeraakt. De muur werd afgebroken. Van het puin werd verderop een fundament gemaakt. Ik plantte een fruitboom in mijn oude tuin. Die werd geasfalteerd. Vijf meter diep Houdt zich een wortelstronk nog grommend koest. Vijf eeuwen lang desnoods. De Spaanse griep Landt ooit op Mars omdat ik heb…

Oliebollen van Cornelia Wannée

Na alle dramatische berichten over oneetbare oliebollen uit de kraam, vermeende milieudelicten en aanslagen op de volksgezondheid heb ik besloten om zelf te gaan bakken.  Ik doe geen concessies: het moet een origineel recept zijn, bij mij geen bol uit de Allerhande of Jumbo blaadjes. Nu ben ik een verzamelaar van kookboeken – wat niet…

Weekly photo challenge – Path

Path “I’m afraid of committing myself,” she thought to herself. She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none.” ― Paulo Coelho Weekly photo challenge – Path Save Save Save

Weekly photo challenge – Relax

Relax! And I mean it!!! Relax NOW! “Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”― Amit Ray Weekly photo challenge – Relax Save Save Save