Weekly photo challenge – A Face in the Crowd

Geert Smits fotografie | Gouda

A Face in the Crowd “Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned--in search of what? It is the same with books. What do we seek through millions of pages?” ― Virginia Woolf Camera: Nikon D750 / Lens Sigma 24 - 105 mm ISO 5000 Weekly photo challenge … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – A Face in the Crowd

Weekly photo challenge – Sweet

Geert Smits fotografie | Gouda

Sweet? Sweetheart! Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. - Stevie Wonder I know: there is no food in this post. Sorry ... Camera: Nikon D750 / Lens Sigma 24 mm Weekly photo challenge … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Sweet

Weekly photo challenge – Temporary

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Life is Temporary “Everything that I hold will eventually be gone. Subsequently, the quality of my life will depend on whether I choose to appreciate those things ‘now’ or wait until ‘then.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough   Camera: Nikon D750 / Lens Sigma 24 mm Weekly photo challenge - Temporary Save

Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting

Waiting “For a long time, she held a special place in my heart. I kept this special place just for her, like a "Reserved" sign on a quiet corner table in a restaurant. Despite the fact that I was sure I'd never see her again.” ― Haruki Murakami, Girl behind a door waiting to enter … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting

Weekly photo challenge – Bridge

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Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam Oh, here we are at the bridge. I'm going to shut my eyes tight. I'm always afraid going over bridges. I can't help imagining that perhaps, just as we get to the middle, they'll crumple up like a jackknife and nip us. So I shut my eyes. But I always have to … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Bridge

Weekly photo challenge – Delta

Delta - The passing of time Some people are always  late for an appoinment ... annoying! Has it something to do with their personalities? For this series of (only three are finished yet) five pictures I introduce to you: The Pleaser. Alway on time. Hours early. Never wants to disappoint anyone. The Rebel. Does'nt give … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Delta

Weekly photo challenge – Transient

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Transient flower The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went. And what the poets said in rhyme, the young translated into practice ― Virginia Woolf, Orlando An empty hospital. In every room traces of the previous  inhabitants. Children were born and people died.  A lost flower.  Transient in … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Transient

Weekly photo challenge – Out of Focus

Eve in the Cellar “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 … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Out of Focus

Schuldig landschap – Crime scenes

Schuldig landschap - Crime scenes Wat is een schuldig landschap? Bestaat zoiets eigenlijk wel? Armando verklaart het landschap schuldig, niet omdat het de gruwelijkheden heeft laten passeren, maar omdat het getuigenis weigert. Het is schuldig aan het wissen van sporen. Een landschap negeert alles. Alles overkomt haar. Zij haalt haar schouders op gaat gewoon verder met … Continue reading Schuldig landschap – Crime scenes

Weekly photo challenge – Earth

Earth “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke The surroundings of Oudewater, The Netherlands. Weekly photo challenge - Earth   Save Save

Weekly photo challenge – Surprise

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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 … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Surprise

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 … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Solitude

Weekly photo challenge – Ambience

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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 … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Ambience

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 … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Names

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 … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Resilient

Weekly photo challenge – Magic

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Magic “She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims...” ― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things Weekly photo challenge - Magic Save Save Save

Weekly photo challenge – Local

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Local The pride of Gouda, The Netherlands: Old City Hall at the Markt square - built between 1448 and 1450, one of the oldest Gothic city halls in the Netherlands Weekly photo challenge - Local Save

Weekly photo challenge – Quest

Quest for Beauty “Rien ne va arrêter ma quête pour te trouver" No one will stop my quest to find you.” ― Susane Colasanti, Something Like Fate Picture taken at the Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam The Netherlands. Spectators looking for a new picture to add to their collection. A Quest for Beauty. Weekly Photo Challenge … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Quest

Weekly photo challenge – Edge

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On the Edge Where are you going?" I asked. "The middle of nowhere." "I thought this was it." "Nah." You shook your head. "This is just the edge.” ― Lucy Christopher Commuters waiting for the Subway standing on the edge of the line. Me included. Weekly Photo Challenge - Edge

Weekly photo challenge – Mirror

Me. Just me. Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be. ― Jennifer Elisabeth Weekly Photo Challenge - Mirror

Weekly photo challenge – Frame

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Frame - tunnelvision Many people seek popularity and want everyone to know their name. It’s not important for everyone to know your name, it’s important that some of the people you know don’t forget your name ― Ron Baratono Weekly Photo Challenge - Frame