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This week´s business trip took me in the North of The Netherlands into the Provinces Friesland and Noord Holland. I used the time between appointments to take some shots in the beautiful Winter weather. Julianadorp, Noord Holland, The Netherlands

Taken in province Noord Holland, near Den Helder, Netherlands,

 

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Stadhuis (Town hall ) in Zaandam, Netherlands is part of the charming, Dutch architectural complex right by the train station. Zaandam is just few km North of Amsterdam, and few from famous windmills village Zaanse Schans.

 

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A Dutch mill during sunrise on a cold morning.

This time with no dust spots

Taken in Zaanse Schans, Netherlands which is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands.

 

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Happy Weekend everyone ;-))

 

For the 'Smile on Saturday! :-)" theme: Dutch Angle/Tilt.

 

You see D.T. Suzuki Museum (鈴木大拙館, Suzuki Daisetsu Kan), Kanazawa, Japan. See first comment box for a 'normal view' ;-)

 

""A Dutch tilt is a camera shot in which the camera angle is deliberately slanted to one side. This can be used for dramatic effect and helps portray unease, disorientation, frantic or desperate action, intoxication, madness, etc.

It's also known as Dutch angle, German angle, oblique angle, canted angle and even the Batman angle.

The Dutch tilt was used a lot in German films of the 1930s and 1940s. This is where the name German angle came from. The Dutch term is said to have been a mistranslation of the German Deutsch.""

Today while having lunch (work) I saw these....WHOA.

I shot this way. Shot for "Smile on Saturday"

Theme: Dutch Angle

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A very unusual (for me) MM contribution in quite a few ways, because it is a photo that I have neither taken at home nor specifically for the "dutch angle" theme – this fluffy feather was a chance discovery at last Wednesday's (fabuloutastic, I should add) photowalk at the Olympic stadium; I didn't even think about the theme when I found this pretty feather in a corner of a step of one of the many, many staircases there. And of course this isn't the photo from that walk that I'd planned to upload first, either ;-). But often things don't turn out as expected (something which happens a lot lately when it comes to MMs), and that's not always a bad thing.

 

This small feather, about 6 cm / 2,3 inches long, came to my rescue when my original idea didn't work out – which every way I tried to make it work (it was a small spoke reflector which I'd once found in the street; the idea was to capture its distorted reflection which made it look like a flowing piece of honeycomb, something that came to my mind because of the reflector's honeycombed structure; well, to make it short, I never managed to get the distorted reflection sharp enough so it would be pleasant to look at; maybe I can still make it work later... I also tried to magnify those honecomb patterns inside of the reflector by using the extension tubes and the Raynox DCR-250 close-up lens – but, no, it wasn't meant to work).

 

But back to my "Olympic feather": Most conveniently, I had already taken it at a dutch angle (Mr Freud, can you hear me?). It is a single handheld picture taken with the Ricoh (the GRIII rocks!) which I've sharpened in Topaz Sharpen AI, and then further processed it in Nik's HDR Efex Pro – I started with the "En Vogue" preset "Cool Deep" which I'd then still tweaked a little here or there. And because the staircase I'd found this feather on had been in a shadowy corner of the stadium (and the feather in an even more shadowy corner of the step), the DNG outcome was rather dull; to add some much needed light I went into ON1 where I added a "Sunflare" texture filter to the upper left corner of the image; back in LR I added the preset "Soft Fog" and tweaked the luminosity and saturation sliders for a dreamy look.

 

HMM, Everyone, stay safe and healthy!

 

Nicht das, was ich eigentlich für's Thema machen wollte, aber das passiert mir in letzter Zeit häufiger ;-) Meine ursprüngliche Idee war es, die verzerrte Spiegelung eines kleinen Speichenreflektors (ein Straßenfund) auf einer Spiegelfliese zu fotografieren; die Verzerrung ließ den Reflektor wie ein fließendes Stück Honigwabe aussehen, was auch schön mit der wabenartigen Struktur des Reflektors korrespondierte – nur wollte es mir partout nicht gelingen, der Verzerrung zumindest ein wenig Schärfe abzuringen. Ich habe dann versucht, die Wabenstruktur im Innern des Reflektors mithilfe der Zwischenringe und der Raynox-DCR-250-Makrolinse zu vergrößern, aber auch hier hatten die Endergebnisse zu wenig Schärfe.

 

Irgendwann, es war schon ziemlich später Abend (wie immer), gab ich frustriert auf. Zum Glück fiel mir dann die flauschige Feder ein, die ich letzte Woche zufällig auf einer der unzähligen Stufen des Olympiastadions entdeckt und aus der Hand mit der GRIII fotografiert hatte. Die Größe (gut 6 cm) passte, den Winkel hatte ich bei der Aufnahme (unbewusst? Freud lässt grüßen, denn vor Ort hatte ich überhaupt nicht an das Dutch-Angle-Thema gedacht) auch schon passend schräg gewählt... Warum also nicht, auch wenn diese Feder nicht das Foto ist, das ich als Erstes vom (außerordentlich schönen) Fotowalk dort hochladen wollte. Ich habe das Bild dann in Topaz Sharpen AI nachgeschärft (Modus "Stabilize") und in HDR Efex ausgehend von der Voreinstellung "En Vogue: Cool Deep" bearbeitet. Was dann noch fehlte, war etwas mehr Licht bzw. Leuchten, denn die Feder hatte auf einer der Treppen auf der Schattenseite des Olympiastadions gelegen und das DNG war recht flau und trüb. Also habe ich in ON1 noch eine "Sunflare"-Textur drübergelegt und in LR die Weißtöne aufgehellt und als Abschluss noch die Voreinstellung "Weicher Nebel" (mit zusätzlichen Veränderungen meinerseits bei der Struktur, Luminanz und Sättigung) für ein weicheres, verträumtes Aussehen verwendet.

 

Manchmal kommt es eben anders, als man denkt, aber das muss ja nichts Schlechtes sein ;-) Ich wünsche Euch eine schöne Woche, liebe Flickr-Freunde, passt weiterhin gut auf Euch auf!

Es gibt für mich nichts entspannteres als am Strand spazieren zu gehen!

Purple and Yellow Dutch Iris growing in my back garden.

Hello my amazing Flickr friends !!

Today is a red day at Color my World Daily and the theme at Macro Mondays is dutch angle.

 

So here you go. A tiny blue pencil with a tiny Polish coin from the 1970 (almost as old as me!!) . I hope you like it my friends ! And just for your information, dutch angle is my favorite technique especially after few gin & tonics LOL .

 

Since I’m working today, I will have to run in order to make it on time to my office / dining room !! See you later !!

 

Happy CMWD and happy MM to all participants !! And for the rest of us : happy day !!

 

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments / favs/ general support / happy thoughts!! Stay safe and healthy!! And see you soon on Flickr !!

Holland Lighthouse/Big Red in Michigan...:))

Holland/Big Red lighthouse in Michigan

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Aerial in South Holland, the Netherlands

 

Submitted: 05/05/2020

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For the Macro Mondays theme "Dutch Angle"

 

Crocus field in Holland

This is from one of my recent visits to a garden nursery. I was attracted to the edge of a polytunnel by a splash of bright colour. When I looked closer, the colour was from plant pots and labels. There was a small green plant stoically growing in each plant pot. The plants weren’t for sale. So I smiled at myself because I thought I’d found exactly what I was looking for, some colourful bedding plants. Appearances once more deceptive. I’ve rotated the image so it’s at the “Dutch Angle”. The merits of the latter are a bit of a challenge, given the time I spend editing photographs to straighten horizons.

Macro f/6.3. It was actually shot with a Sony telephoto lens @ 525mm APS-C. I was standing maybe 7-8 feet from the grasshopper. Love this lens.

 

The wildflower is a cocklebur.

 

Grasshopper is/was 2" long. Image is approximately 2.75" W x 1.85" H.

Streefkerk is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Molenlanden, and lies on the southside of the river Lek, about 20 kilometres east of Rotterdam.

 

In 2004, the town of Streefkerk had 2600 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.37 km², and contained 628 residences. The statistical area "Streefkerk", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2,600.

 

Streefkerk was a separate municipality until 1986, when it became part of Liesveld. The latter has been part of Molenwaard since 2013.

 

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The design and operation of a windmill depended on various characteristics of the wind such as wind speed and changes in wind speed, wind direction and changes in wind direction, wind turbulence, and the height of the wind above the ground. An average windspeed of 15 to 25 miles per hour and a prevailing wind were necessary for operation of a mill. The critical component of a mill's operation was the sails. The force of the wind on the sails caused them to turn and rotate the axle, or windshaft, on which they were set. The brake wheel, located inside the top of the mill, also was attached to the windshaft, and its movement drove the millstones and all other machinery inside the mill.

 

Mills usually had four sails, but five, six, and eight-sailed mills were also built. The earilest sails were wooden, cloth-covered frames known as common sails. They were light and powerful but had to be stopped for the miller to furl the sails. As windmill design advanced, the cloth sails were replaced with sails with shutters. In 1807, William Cubitt invented a sail which could be adjusted while the sails were turning. The shutters of this sail could be opened and closed automatically and worked like venetian blinds to aid in utilizing the wind. A windmill's sails had to always be square into the "eye of the wind" as the mill was designed and balanced to resist pressure from the front only. If a mill was tail-winded, the cloths or shutters could be blown out, the cap blown off, or the mill itself blown over, often with the miller in it. Because the wind changes, the mill had to be capable of being turned into the wind whatever the direction. This was called "winding the mill." The turning gear was the tail pole, and bodily force was used to effect the turn.

 

»Varen, varen, God!, laat me varen

Over je wijde, woeste zee;

Geef me stormen, geef me gevaren

En een meisjeszegen mee!«

 

Runnersrijmpje

 

Uit Jan de Hartog's «Hollands Glorie» ("Roman van de Zeesleepvaart"), vier en twintigste druk, gepubliceerd door Elsevier, in Amsterdam, in 1950.

 

A small and poor translation for those who do not speak Dutch to understand:

 

»Sail, sail, God!, let me sail

Over your wide, rough sea;

Give me storms, give me dangers

And with a girl's blessing!«

 

This photo is one of the very few I have ever managed to take of a boat sailing. It was during a small drive for leisure along the IJsselmeer, on a rainy day. And yes, I too wish I could sail over the world's wide seas, even if I am no adventurer.

 

NOTE: A big thank you to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/janboer] for helping me with the correct translation of the rhyme.

Dutch Tulips

Island Texel, The Netherlands

 

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Peaceful dutch scene

 

Just a lake , called the Gaatkensplas , some houses that look a bit like farms , reeds and many reflections , make a nice , peaceful scenery near the dutch suburb called Carnisselande.

I finished this photo three different ways and this is the version that worked. In the color version, the details got lost in the details. This particular processing diminished the peripheral details, leaving the center of the photo more manageable to the eye. A photographic situation in which less is more.

 

As you can see I am on the road with the family it is so beautiful here today, bike riding and just enjoying the amazing views that Holland offers. Hope all of you have had a great weekend. Off to catch up.

It exists indeed. The Dutch cliche polder landscape with ditches and cows ;) Along the bicycle route between Leiden and The Hague, The Netherlands

Spring in the Netherlands means flowers fields. These crocuses I spotted while driving to the beach this morning (different location than usually). Soon there will be hyacinth and tulip fields.

Maybe not too artsy photo, and that building (old bunker) is a bit of an eye sore, but wanted to share it anyway.

  

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Goudriaan is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Graafstroom, and lies about 25 km east of Rotterdam.

 

the village of Goudriaan had 843 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.028 km², and contained 309 residences.

 

Goudriaan was a separate municipality until 1986, when it became part of Graafstroom

  

DISCOVER ZUID-HOLLAND ZUID, THE BEST OF HOLLAND.....

If you turn yoDISCOVER ZUID-HOLLAND ZUID, THE BEST OF HOLLAND.....

If you turn your back on the coastline of Holland and set course inland, you will land in the exceedingly Dutch polder landscape of Hoeksche Waard, Alblasserwaard and Vijfheerenlanden.

 

The rough countryside of the Biesbosch and the historic city of Dordrecht are pure surprises which form an intermission in the peace and the space of this region. Zuid-Holland Zuid is simply the best of Holland!

 

This magnificent piece of the Netherlands, the southeastern part of the province Zuid-Holland, is within a stone's throw from Rotterdam.

 

The rough countryside of the Biesbosch and the historic city of Dordrecht are pure surprises which form an intermission in the peace and the space of this region. Zuid-Holland Zuid is simply the best of Holland!

 

This magnificent piece of the Netherlands, the southeastern part of the province Zuid-Holland, is within a stone's throw from Rotterdam.

"The landscape you grow up in speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does." - Molly Parker

This location is a must for a photographer, when you visit the Kinderdijk it's 20 km from kinderdijk.

 

Groot-Ammers is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Molenwaard, and is located about 13 km southeast of Gouda on the southside of the Lek River.

In 2001, the town of Groot-Ammers had 2822 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.56 km², and contained 1059 residences. The statistical area "Groot-Ammers", which also includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3100.

The first mention of Groot-Ammers dates back to 1042. The lords of Liesvelt built their castle around that time as one of the largest and strongest castles of the Netherlands. The surroundings of the castle, including Groot-Ammers, stood under the influence of these lords. Willem Frederik of Nassau bought the barony of Liesvelt in 1636. In modern times the barony of Liesvelt became the municipality of Groot-Ammers. In 1986 Groot-Ammers and bordering municipalities aggregated to form the municipality of Liesveld. Since 2013 Liesveld has become part of Molenwaard.

  

This week's theme of Macro Mondays is "Just White Paper". I did not know that I could have so much fun with just a piece of white paper!

 

I have folded a piece of white paper and - because I just cannot shoot without color (sorry for that) - shone a small red light against the edges of the sheet. The shot was backlit by daylight.

 

Thank you for your views, comments and maybe even faves! I appreciate it!

 

HMM everyone!

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# DUTCH ANGLE

 

Picture with ruler in the first commentbox.

 

I live in an old Dutch house on the dyke along the Hollandsche IJssel, the dyke is sturdy enough, but the land behind is slowly sinking, so my house is at a "Dutch Angle".

I always have to adjust my tripod to make make pictures level, this was a very easy challenge for me!

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Ik woon in een oud Hollands huis op de dijk langs de Hollandsche IJssel, de dijk is stevig genoeg, maar het land erachter zinkt langzaam, dus mijn huis staat 'on a Dutch angle'.

Ik moet altijd mijn statief aanpassen om rechte foto's te maken, dit was een gemakkelijke uitdaging voor mij!

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