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Amsterdam 02 Uploaded: 01/03/19 7:55 AM GMT

Image: Amsterdam 02

This night-shot was taken on December 29th, 2018 in Amsterdam, the capital of my small country (The Netherlands) on the occasion of the light festival there.

It's the second one of this series.

Because of the difficult photographic conditions, it was quite hard to achieve an optimal result, mainly because the route was so crowded that using a tripod, which is desirable for making a good night-shot, was (almost) impossible. In fact, one was obliged to take hand held shots.


Negative Space With A Positive Feeling Uploaded: 01/02/19 9:23 AM GMT

Image: Negative Space With A Positive Feeling

Had some doubts whether I should categorize this image in the 'sunrise/sunset' gallery or not. The still high position of the setting sun, decided me to put it the 'shorelines' gallery.

Taken at the former Eastern Scheldt estuary, there where the the Eastern Scheldt is adjacent to the North Sea.


Amsterdam 01 Uploaded: 01/01/19 1:09 AM GMT

Image: Amsterdam 01

Happy New Year to all of you!

This night-shot was taken on December 29th, 2018 in Amsterdam, the capital of my small country (The Netherlands) on the occasion of the light festival there.

It's the first one of a new series.

Because of the difficult photographic conditions, it was quite hard to achieve an optimal result, mainly because the route was so crowded that using a tripod, which is desirable for making a good night-shot, was (almost) impossible. In fact, one was obliged to take hand held shots.

So have some 'consideration' (😁) if the result isn't that optimal as in normal situations.


People In The Air 36 Uploaded: 06/06/18 5:41 AM GMT

Image: People In The Air 36

This plane is a Boeing Stearman, developed in 1934. 8,400 of them were built for the US Air Force and the US Navy as a primary trainer. The Boeing Stearman is one of the most famous biplanes in the world. Stearmans are highly practical flying machines due to their smart 1930's design, and their simplicity of use. This classic plane, designed by Lloyd Stearman, did earn her reputation as: 'The biplane built like a truck that flies like an angel'. Flying legends like these proved to be valuable as mail plane, airmen trainer and crop duster.

The in 1943 built 'Old Crow' is one of the few still flying Boeing Stearmans in The Netherlands.

PS: image was taken in the air of the vicinity of Zeeland Airport, The Netherlands.


A Touch Of Fall Uploaded: 11/03/16 5:01 AM GMT

Image: A Touch Of Fall

The initial RAW (NEF) capture was taken on October 18th, 2016 on the peninsula Walcheren, Zeeland, The Netherlands.

In order to get a suitable entry for the 'Impressionism' contest, I've added first some artificial blur and then I've used the free Photoshop plug-in 'Red Paw Media (RPM) Beautifier'.

So, this is my entry for the 'Impressionism' contest.


Dahlia Show 32 Uploaded: 09/22/16 8:47 PM GMT

Image: Dahlia Show 32

Referring to the narrative of this one, I was invited again by this family, this time for the 2016 Dahlia Show held on September 10th and 11th, 2016.

I captured again 'some' (please notice the quotes) images, enabling me to continue the Dahlia Show series.

Here's my first addition, and it's my weekly Foofy Friday image too.


Mural 03 Uploaded: 09/21/16 6:36 PM GMT

Image: Mural 03

I like to continue my Mural series with this one.

This mural on a 'blind' side wall of a shopping mall in Flushing, Zeeland, The Netherlands, is painted by the Dutch artist Stefan Thelen (aka 'Super-A') and it's named 'Flushing, 700 Years Maritime Town'. It shows a young woman surrounded by typical Flushing features such as the Scheldt Crane, and the shore light on the sea front.


'Dancing' Honte And Raan Uploaded: 09/07/16 3:20 AM GMT

Image: 'Dancing' Honte And Raan

The Belgian pilot vessels 'Honte' and 'Raan' off the Zeelandic Flanders coast.

As you can see, the weather was 'nice' (wind force 7-8) and the sea was rather 'choppy' causing that the vessels had to perform a 'dancing' act.


Lynx Goes For A Salty Shower Uploaded: 09/01/16 7:35 AM GMT

Image: Lynx Goes For A Salty Shower

---Lynx Goes For A Salty Shower---

..... and not only the Dutch Pilot Vessel 'Lynx' off the Belgian coast.


Goes In The Fall Uploaded: 11/17/15 6:52 PM GMT

Image: Goes In The Fall

This image was captured in Goes, a town on the peninsula South-Beveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands.


Marital Contemplation Uploaded: 11/07/15 7:11 PM GMT

Image: Marital Contemplation

Think that this image 'writes' its own narrative.

It's my weekly entry for the Wednesday B&W Challenge and probably my entry for the current 'Black & White/Mono' contest as well.


Middelburg In The Fall Uploaded: 11/03/15 6:48 PM GMT

Image: Middelburg In The Fall

This image was captured yesterday, on my way to a Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands, shopping center. I could use this brief photo opportunity because I've always a camera with me and got the aid of malfunctioning traffic lights. Think I've used the temporary chaos in an optimal way, lol.


'Golden' Forest Edge Uploaded: 11/02/15 11:13 AM GMT

Image: 'Golden' Forest Edge

This image was taken in the northern part of the peninsula Walcheren, Zeeland, The Netherlands. This forest edge is adjacent to the coastal sand dunes leading to the North Sea.


Urban Reflections 8 Uploaded: 10/28/15 8:07 PM GMT

Image: Urban Reflections 8

This image was taken in 'Town Harbor' of the little town of 'Goes'. Goes is situated on the peninsula South-Beveland, Zeeland, the Netherlands.


Dahlia Show 03 Uploaded: 10/01/15 8:49 PM GMT

Image: Dahlia Show 03

This is the third one of my series 'Dahlia Show'.

For some details, please checkout the narrative of this post.

It's my Foofy Friday entry for this week.


Shtandart In Flushing Uploaded: 09/26/15 5:33 PM GMT

Image: Shtandart In Flushing

This image was taken at the same day and same place as this one. The difference is that the 'Shtandart' is captured now from the stern position.


Summer Season's Over 1 Uploaded: 09/22/15 7:30 PM GMT

Image: Summer Season's Over 1

This image was recently taken in the sand dunes of the most western part of the peninsula Walcheren, Zeeland, The Netherlands. The beach is almost empty again, indicating that the summer season is over here.


Sea Front Sunset Uploaded: 08/30/15 9:40 AM GMT

Image: Sea Front Sunset

Referring to the narrative of this one, yesterday (night) I was able to be 'back in town' (to go out for a photo shoot again). Although my feet are sored now, think that it was worth my effort.

Image was taking at the sea front of Flushing, a town in Zeeland, The Netherlands. Please enjoy!


Synchronized Curiosity Uploaded: 06/21/15 9:09 AM GMT

Image: Synchronized Curiosity

About 7 years ago I've posted a rather similar image. As there was 'some' progression in the by me used editing possibilities (an improved version of the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in - version 8.5.0.236), I think it's time for a renewed acquaintance of those deer with the (new) Caedes-friends (since then).

This image was captured at a forest edge on the northern part of the peninsula Walcheren, Zeeland, The Netherlands.


Framed Peony 1 Uploaded: 06/12/15 7:03 AM GMT

Image: Framed Peony 1

This Foofy Friday contribution was captured yesterday in my garden.